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33 - Hand Out Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 80'
Location: 37.70165, -119.72168 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Alexey on Sep 30, 2013  with updates from Eric Gabel
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~80 ft cliff across the Merced river, 100 yards upstream from River Boulder. Shade in the morning until 1 pm.

Easy access with low water.

That this area was developed 30 years ago, and two routes we were thinking we did FA, in fact was climbed in 1982. For some reasons this cliff was omitted in 1994 guide, but was in 1987 guide book (see enclosed page)

There was no sigh of FA at all. No bolts, slings. Routes was covered with moss, dirt and poison oak.

Getting There 

Drive 1.2 miles from Arch Rock Entrance, pass River Bolder and park at paved pull out on river side. Cross the river and you at the base of the Cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Merced River Canyon area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

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By Eric Gabel
Jul 7, 2014
There are three more cracks on this cliff that have been climbed.

-Eric Gabel

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