All Locations > California > San Bernardino Mo… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear North > Holcomb Valley Pi… > Central Pinnacles > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - North Face
Avg: 2.4 from 85 votes
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|FA:||Chris Miller, Nathan Mitts & Pete Paredes, July 2001|
|Page Views:||2,682 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 8, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe right side of Motherlode Rock's north face is home to this fine route up the striking northwest arete, which from the west looks like the head of a giant lizard.
Start in a shallow right-facing corner around and right from Smackdown and climb up and slightly left to a stance atop a pillar. Above the pillar the climb goes slightly right to gain the arete proper which goes slabby after a few moves and leads to the base of a short headwall. The next moves are the crux and involve moving off a good left hand in a shallow corner as your right hand pinches the arete to gain a horizontal (the Lizard's mouth) and then the anchors (these last moves are somewhat reachy).
Good exposure, enjoyable movement and quality rock make this a route to seek out on this portion of Motherlode Rock.