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Narrows - Left Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 37.94393, -119.2223 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ian McEleney on Dec 3, 2015
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The left side of The Narrows in January 2017


A small wall with high quality stone. It's generally 35m tall or less. This shady cliff is home to some of the hardest pitches of ice in the canyon and has mixed potential. The ice routes are rare, sometimes not forming for many years.

As with all of the mixed climbing in Lee Vining, you're on granite. Expect to be climbing edges and cracks, and to dull your picks faster than in Canmore or Ouray.

Getting There 

Follow the standard approach from the Poole Power Plant. As the name implies, this cliff is on the left side of the narrowest part of the canyon when approaching the more well-known ice climbs.

A short, low 5th class scramble on the far right can be used to access the top or descend.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Narrows - Left

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Narrows - Left:
Zippo's Frozen Booger   WI5     Trad, Ice, 105'   
Womp Rat   WI5     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
C3PO   WI3+     Ice, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Womp Rat in the center with the edge of Zippo'...

Womp Rat WI5  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Narrows - Left
Start either via the iced slab direct or shallow left-leaning corner/crack to its right. A few bits of gear might make the right-hand start worth it, then move left and climb through a series of steep drips to the top. Geoff and I had a hard time believing this had never been climbed, but a combo of temperature swings and rain in late December 2016 were apparently enough to bring it in for maybe the first time while Zippos remained unprotectable. If you think it's not new be ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Narrows - Left Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A busy day in the Narrows.
A busy day in the Narrows.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Left side of the Narrows in December 2016.
The Left side of the Narrows in December 2016.
Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping "Zippo's..." in November 2015.
Toproping "Zippo's..." in November 2015.

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