Elevation: 4,401 ft
GPS: 37.729, -119.638 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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.

33 Total Climbs

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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
 391
Pine Line
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 180
La Cosita, Left
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 153
Little John, Right
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 96
Little John, Left
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 220
La Cosita, Right
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 404
Moby Dick
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 242
Sacherer Cracker
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Ahab
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 201
Salathe (pitch 1)
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Hardly Pinnacle
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Sparkling Give-away
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Mark of Art
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 44
Short But Thin
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
La Escuela
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pine Line Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 391
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
La Cosita, Left Little John & La Cosita
 180
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Little John, Right Little John & La Cosita
 153
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Little John, Left Little John & La Cosita
 96
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
La Cosita, Right Little John & La Cosita
 220
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Moby Dick Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 404
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sacherer Cracker Slack to W Buttress
 242
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
West Buttress (pitch 1&2) Slack to W Buttress
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Ahab Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Salathe (pitch 1) Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 201
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Hardly Pinnacle Little John & La Cosita
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sparkling Give-away Little John & La Cosita
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Mark of Art Slack to W Buttress
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Short But Thin Slack to W Buttress
 44
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
La Escuela Slack to W Buttress
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
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