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Location: 37.52286, -118.57388 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

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A very small area around the corner from the Gorgeous towers. The best climbs here are the 3 5.12's Good Thing, Bad Thing and Bongo Fury. Cool setting near the river and an old mine shaft.

Getting There 

Hike around the Gorgeous Towers. Good and Bad Thing are on the left up a scree slope, Bongo Fury requires a trip down the talus slope to the entrance of the mine.

Climbing Season

For the Upper Gorge area.

Weather station 18.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Good Thing 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Joe's Garage
Good Thing is one of the better short bouldery lines in the Gorge (there aren't that many). It starts at the top of the scree slope which makes a horrible belay spot. Climb crimps up to the second bolt then awkwardly pull into the undercling and make a long reach up left to a crimp. Paste your feet on the tiny edges and deadpoint for a good edge. This first crux is hard and somewhat heady since your feet are above the second bolt and the ground ain't that far away. At the third bolt another lo...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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