Elevation: 7,441 ft
GPS: 38.845, -120.052 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jon Hart on Aug 12, 2020 · Updates
Admins: Lurker -, Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Caldor Fire closures - Take heed. Details

Description

Single and multi-pitch granite slab sport climbing on the eastern flank of Flagpole Peak.  Very well protected routes, bolts are five or so feet apart.  The crag is south-east facing and gets morning sun.  Late afternoon shade.   The bolts are gray and can be hard to see.  

Route and Approach Guide

Getting There

Start at echo lake PCT trailhead heading north.  Walk for 10 minutes until you can see Flagpole Peak. Once you can see the saddle head up the low-angle slabs.  Head down the other side towards the large boulders.  Once you drop below the boulders, start traversing the hillside while still dropping down the hillside.  You'll be able to see the crag at this point.  There is a faint trail from the large boulders to the crag.   

Approach to Lower East Side is approximately 1.1 miles and 340 ft. of elevation gain.

Full approach and climb beta can be found here: Approach Beta

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Classic Climbing Routes at Flagpole East Side

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Pole Dancer
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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21 Pair of Underwear
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pole Dancer Lower E Side
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
21 Pair of Underwear Lower E Side
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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