Elevation: 5,476 ft
GPS: 37.512, -118.572 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Darrell Hensel on Feb 14, 2020
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

This area is the ledge system that forms the top of the Negress Wall. It hosts literally the first routes encountered while descending into the Gorge via the central gully. A nice flat ledge system with a unique bird's eye view of the Gorge. As you hang out, you'll feel like a Raven perched high above the hustle and bustle far below you.

A word of caution... This wall sits IMMEDIATELY above the switchback dirt section of the central gully approach trail. Be careful about knocking anything off the ledge (even very small stuff) because it WILL land on the trail below.

To descend via rappel use one of the mussy sets. This deposits onto the trail right at Draggin' My Feet. Again, be careful about knocking anything off while rappelling. If people are using the trail it may be safer to reverse the via ferrata.

Getting There

Located almost immediately upon dropping out of the central gully proper onto the start of the dirt switchbacks (scree fan). There are two ways to approach the ledge/routes.

1) At the top of the scree slope cut horizontally across the hill about 50' or so at the base of the wall to a short left facing dihedral, which in turn leads to scrambling up, then right to the ledge system. There is a via ferrata starting at the top of the short dihedral that leads to the ledges - the scrambling is a bit loose and quite exposed so the via ferrata makes approaching with a pack and non-climbing shoes less stressful.

2) Continue down the standard trail until encountering the first bolted route, Draggin' My Feet - 10c. Climb that route, but rather than stopping at it's dedicated anchor go a few feet more to the ledge proper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Raven Ledge

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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New Dark Ages
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Better Late than Never
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
New Dark Ages
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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