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Breathless Arete S 
Columbine T 
Flyin' High T 
Forces of Nature T 
Freedom Fighter T 
Golden Flake T 
Living the Dream T 
Modern Trad T 
Patricia Lake Grack T 
Pie in the Sky T 
Satin Rose T 
Shaft, The T 
Sons of Liberty T 
Whiz Bang T 

First Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,600'
Location: 37.46302, -118.74537 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the main wall of the four Patricia Bowl crags. Most routes are two pitches, but some on the right side are done in one. Many of the best pitches are actually the second ones. One must usually climb a lesser quality first pitch (sometimes hard to distinguish) to access the awesome splitters found on the second.

Getting There 

It is about 50 yards right of the Far Left crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 18.3 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in First Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for First Cliff:
Living the Dream   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 140'   
Modern Trad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Breathless Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Golden Flake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Flyin' High   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Sons of Liberty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Forces of Nature   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Freedom Fighter   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Whiz Bang   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Pie in the Sky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Sons, Breathless, and Pie

Sons of Liberty 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : First Cliff
Four star climbing, but the pitch is docked a star for bolts next to reasonable gear placements.A steep unnecessarily bolted corner with interesting technical moves to a vertical or steeper hand and finger crack. There is a crux at the end of the corner and another one midway up the crack where it thins to .5 Camalots for a move or two....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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