Flagpole East Side Rock Climbing
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Many climbing areas are closed along highways 50 and 88 as the fast moving Caldor Fire spreads (as of Aug 30, 2021). Read the Mountain Project forum discussion above, and the Cal Fire incidents map here fire.ca.gov/incidents/ for latest map and information. Be safe mountain neighbors!
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.
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
Classic Climbing Routes at Flagpole East Side
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