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9 - Far East Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.77074, -119.85133 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan Curry on May 1, 2009
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This is a broad area which consists of several small outcroppings and formations. What the Far East lacks in concentration it makes up for in quality. Climbs like the attention-grabbing Pump Factory and the grating Carhartt Crack more than make up for the extra ten minute hike from the Fortress area and are excellent at their grade.
Most of the climbs here get morning sun and are great hot day hideouts in the afternoon.

Getting There 

As the name implies the Far East lies at the eastern edge of the more highly developed Woodford's areas. Several approaches are possible but the best is to follow the main approach trail to the Donnie G area. From there traverse east until you reach the large gully separating the main Woodford's areas from the smaller and more broken formations down canyon, about a ten minute hike. Carhartt Crack is found on the Work Wall which lies in this gully and faces east hiding it's taller face from the approach. Pump Factory is located uphill of the obvious Toprope Wall on the left (west) side of the gully.

Climbing Season

For the The Fortress area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Eric sinking his tips into the start of Pump Facto...

Pump Factory 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 9 - Far East
Even Popeye would catch a pump on this one, so eat yer spinach! This short climb defines the word splitter. Pull off the ground on tips locks and move into big fingers. The crack then widens to hands for a stretch and then unrelenting fists to the top. A powerful finish gains the chains. It's hard to believe that forty feet can pack such a wallop. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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