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Routes in Motherlode Rock - North Face
|Fun Police S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Grizzly Wizard T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Light The Fuse S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Nitroglycerine S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Powder Keg S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Short Fuse S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Smackdown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Whiptail S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|FA:||Chris Miller, Nathan Mitts & Pete Paredes, July 2001|
|Page Views:||2,657 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.