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Avalanche Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Communication Breakdown S 
Echoes  S 
Faraway Laughter  S 
Robert Plant T 
Squeeze My Lemon T 
Swan Song T,S 
When the Levee Breaks T 

Avalanche Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Shadow Ayala on Apr 20, 2011
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A new zone in Pine Creek. This overlooked wall can be seen from the road but disappears again near the parking area. A moderate 25-35 minute hike puts you at the base of this fun filled wall. The rock quality here is some of the best in Pine Creek. Avalanche wall has it all. Full trad, mixed, and sport routes exist here and the climbs range from single to 3 pitches in length.

Getting There 

From the Haurte Creek road sign, drive 0.4 miles. There are pull-offs on both sides of the road. Locate the massive avalanche gully and walk north following the gully for 20 minutes. Follow rock cairns up the hill (on your left) for another 5 to 10 minutes to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 12.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Avalanche Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Avalanche Wall:
Robert Plant   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 110'   
Echoes    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches   
When the Levee Breaks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Communication Breakdown   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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When the Levee Breaks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Avalanche Wall
Start under overlap, climb and clip two bolts. Spy the sick flake feature and figure out how you are going to get there. Awesome liebacking leads to easier ground. Make a commiting move to an undercling and bust hard left. Follow the undercling until it runs dry. Take a breath and get ready to boulder. Crush the boulder problem in the wicked water grove, clip a "thank dog" bolt and run it to the chains. Classic mixed route....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Victor Lawson
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 2, 2011
THE best rock quality in Pine Creek.

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