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Bird Perch TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Birdshit Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birdshit Roof T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Curving Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dihedral Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ed's Crack TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Face Left of The Prow T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Large Intestine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ledge, Left Start, The T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ledge, Right Start, The T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Northerners S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pinwheel Direct, The TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pinwheel, The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prow, The TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pseudo 5.10 TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sigmoid Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Small Intestine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tunnel route TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Unnamed 5.11+ TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed 5.12 TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 23, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The Pinwheel offers a moderate opportunity to sample the smooth polished basalt of Fossil Falls. pull up on overlapping smooth tile-like holds. Once on the shelf climb up and right to a steep headwall. Continue up the headwall on polished incuts to a mantle over the top.

Location

Third climb on the right from the precipice. Just right of the right facing corner.

Protection

TR (with directional)

Photos

Preston Rhea
Mammoth Lakes
 
Preston Rhea   Mammoth Lakes
 
I led this climb a while back on small gear. Essentially, this turns the first half of the climb into a boulder problem and the second half protected fairly well by a nest of small cams. It probably deserves an "R" rating if climbed that way. Dec 27, 2014