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Motherlode Rock - East Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belleville TR 
Black Bart S 
Blasting Cap S 
Cap Gun T 
Dust in the Wind T 
Fire in the Hole S 
Fools Gold T 
Golden Gloves S 
Golden Nugget S 
Lodestone S 
Motherlode S 
Out of Our Mines S 
Psychedelic Sluice T 
Shantytown Swing S 
Wildrose S 

Motherlode Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.30869, -116.87815 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The east face of Motherlode Rock is fairly long wall with a high concentration of climbs on the left side and only a few routes on the rest of the rock. Climbs here tend to be on the short side but feature excellent rock and protection. Morning sun and afternoon shade.

Recommended routes here include Wildrose (5.6), Golden Nugget (5.10a), Lodestone (5.10b) and Out of Our Mines (5.10d).

This area seems to be quite popular with groups of top-ropers, so be courteous as well as patient and enjoy the climbing.

Routes listed from left to right:

Blasting Cap (5.3)
Wildrose (5.6)
Fire in the Hole (5.10a)
Fools Gold (5.6)
Golden Nugget (5.10a)
Motherlode (5.11b)
Black Bart (5.11a)
Psychedelic Sluice (5.6)
Belleville (5.9+ TR)
Shantytown Swing (5.6)
Dust in the Wind (5.4)
Out of Our Mines (5.10d)
Miner Forty-Niner (5.8)

Getting There 

Easily reached from the vicinty of The Ampitheatre (Claim Jumper Wall, Gunsmoke Wall or Thunderbird Wall) by a network of trails or from the northern parking area by another series of trails.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['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 Motherlode Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Motherlode Rock - East Face:
Psychedelic Sluice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Golden Nugget   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Fire in the Hole   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Lodestone   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Out of Our Mines   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Black Bart   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Motherlode   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Motherlode Rock - East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Out of Our Mines (5.10d), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Out of Our Mines 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - East Face
Start up a left-leaning ramp to reach the first bolt, which protects improbable moves (crux) to the second bolt and the end of the difficulties. Wander up a very easy, low-angled slab past two bolts to reach a perched block where vertical, featured face (5.9) past three more bolts leads to anchors atop the block.Long and varied, with fun moves and some nice exposure up high, which makes this a recommended route for the wall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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