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Elevation: 4,401 ft
GPS: 37.72933, -119.63783
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on May 13, 2019
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Base routes on the Southwest Face.

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Head left/west from the Nose if approaching that way.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Base

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 522
Pine Line
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 213
La Cosita, Left
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 183
Little John, Right
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Little John, Left
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 267
La Cosita, Right
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Peter Pan
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 508
Moby Dick Center
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 306
Sacherer Cracker
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
Ahab
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
The Slack, Left
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 265
Salathe (pitch 1)
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Hardly Pinnacle
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Mark of Art
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
The Mountains are Calling
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pine Line Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 522
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
La Cosita, Left Little John & La Cosita
 213
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Little John, Right Little John & La Cosita
 183
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Little John, Left Little John & La Cosita
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
La Cosita, Right Little John & La Cosita
 267
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Peter Pan Slack to W Buttress
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Moby Dick Center Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 508
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sacherer Cracker Slack to W Buttress
 306
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
West Buttress (pitch 1&2) Slack to W Buttress
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Ahab Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 93
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Slack, Left Slack to W Buttress
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Salathe (pitch 1) Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 265
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Hardly Pinnacle Little John & La Cosita
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Mark of Art Slack to W Buttress
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Mountains are Calling Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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