Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: 11/2004, Marty Lewis, Kevin Calder, Andrew Stevens, Peter Croft, Mike Forkash, Steve Calder
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Shared By: Jon duSaint on Dec 13, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details


Long kinda chossy face leads to handcrack. This route will be great once it cleans up.


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Tom Helvie
Bishop, CA
Tom Helvie   Bishop, CA
Agreed this thing will be good if it cleans up, but I'm not too sure it ever will. Climbs like a vertical kitty litter box in its current state. Everyone should take one for the team and climb it to help clean it up. Dec 15, 2006
It's getting better than it was initially, but at this rate it will still be many years before it cleans up well. Head for the crack when you get near it, and you'll avoid some of the choss. Marty Lewis said it was the dirtiest thing he'd ever done in the Gorge, and considering he's done nearly every route here, that's saying a lot! Dec 15, 2006
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
Is this the crack that is just to the right of sendero luminoso? Jan 6, 2007
jonathan howland
San Francisco
jonathan howland   San Francisco
Yes (to prev. comment). And if Marty's endowing SG with the status cited above isn't sufficient incentive for you, gornisht helfin (Yiddish -- for "nothing can help." Probably misspelled). I think it's a worthy route. (Have your belayer stand to the side and wear a helmet.) May 24, 2007
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
Despite debris on the top of a lot of the holds, I thought this climb was enjoyable. It's more tightly bolted than a lot of the neighboring Great Wall moderates, so make sure your belayer's wearing a helmet and go for it. Jan 21, 2011
Howie Stern
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Howie Stern   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Still vertical kitty litter...One of the dirtiest routes I've done down there... Dec 19, 2011
The guidebook calls the first part "crunchy"-- perfect description. Still lots of debris. Very enjoyable once you get to the crack. Oct 20, 2012
Tyson Waldron
Reno, NV
Tyson Waldron   Reno, NV
Maybe this thing is cleaning up a bit? The whole face still looks like junk, but it climbed pretty well, don't remember any obviously loose stuff. Nov 9, 2013
Bishop, ca
Pickles   Bishop, ca
Just got on it today; kitty litter would be a good way to describe some places, but on the whole, nice, easy, and fun. Good route. Sep 7, 2014
This climb is cleaning up and gets better and better each year. Varied, long and really fun IMO. Mar 10, 2016