Elevation: 5,285 ft
GPS: 37.512, -118.571 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Marek Hajek on Nov 8, 2019
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

As viewed from the river, the Upper Crust is found immediately left and up from Social Platform. In fact, it used to be called Social Platform before its route collection grew too large and was split into two areas. Upper Crust is now the left area.
The left half of Upper Crust faces directly west and gets afternoon sun, while the right half of Upper Crust faces north-west, more north than west. Hence, the two area classics, Expressway and Darshan, found on the right half, stay shady from morning till early afternoon.

Getting There

A bridge used to exist 50'[15m] south (downstream) from where the Central Gorge trail meets the unpaved road at the bottom of the Gorge. Now, the crossing is a lot more adventurous. It is possible that a tree branch or a rickety plank has been placed where the bridge used to be. This changes day to day. Many wade across the river - bring flip-flops.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Crust

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Butterknife
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 94
Nirvana
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Feudal Beerlords
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 10
Fork it Over
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 26
Offramp
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 186
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Uncertainty Principle
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 65
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 3
Road kill
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butterknife
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nirvana
 94
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Feudal Beerlords
 39
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fork it Over
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport
Offramp
 26
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Expressway
 186
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Uncertainty Principle
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
 65
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Road kill
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
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