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Cyanide Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.38297, -118.67647 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff Scheuerell on Apr 29, 2014


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A great sunny cliff with a good mix of sport and "trad" and a good range of difficulty from 5.8 - probably 5.12. The cliff takes a little extra effort to get to so good chance you will have it to yourself. The impressive roof that dominates the setting is worth the hike alone.

Getting There 

Turn right off Pine Creek Road after 7.7 miles onto a dirt road across from the campground. The road forks immediately, take the left fork and drive up a couple hundred yards to the parking area. The routes are located on the south facing cliff up and right of the parking lot. As mentioned above it takes a bit of effort to get up to the cliff also some easy scrambling is required. The easiest is from the right before reaching the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 11.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Castor 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Cyanide Cliff
Start up some steep flakes and follow cracks and corners up to a prominent ledge. Surmount the large bulge via the off width on the left side. Easier crack climbing leads to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Jeff Scheuerell
Apr 29, 2014
There are several bolted routes up here that are not in the guide. Anybody have info on these???
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 29, 2014
Stop in at Wilson's Eastside Sports in Bishop. We have a binder behind the register with additional route info for that crag and others.

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