Avg: 2.5 from 26 votes
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|FA:||Keith Moll, 1994|
|Page Views:||1,362 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Keegan Dimmick on May 16, 2008|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Jason Halladay, Shirtless Mike|
Access Issue: Private Property Details
In 2011, the Ventura Family (owner of Miguel’s Pizza) purchased the land above the cliff line, and the RRGCC’s 2017 purchase of the land beneath the cliff line and the surrounding areas ensures that the Motherlode, Chocolate Factory, and southeastern end of Sore Heel are climber-owned.
I believe there are two ways to start. Below or on top of the large block. Either way I would stick clip the first bolt. Ascend the steep face on very positive holds. Use a combination of sidepulls and jugs to the fourth bolt. Pass a small bulge using smaller crimps and hit a large horn to the left to set the clips. If you don't see the horn than gun for a large jug on the right, just above the chains.
This route is at the Buckeye Buttress. When you reach the Y in the Motherlode trail make the left. You will begin to see the cliff on your left hand side, make another left on the trail and this will put you at the Ball Scratcher arete. Follow the trail left through the large cave. The route will be on the far left side of the cave.