North Face Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Tom Helvie on Jan 24, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: North Face of Dike Wall from the Crystal Lake trai...
Although the routes on the North face are a bit shorter, they are also quite good. Some of the older, slabbier climbs are a little sporty. There are a couple of easy 5th class climb ups to access anchors for toproping.
Near the top of the trail take the right fork and head up the talus field to the base of the North face.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Face:
Mr. D.N.A. 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For North Face
Mr. Kamikaze 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : North Face
Thin cracks and face lead over a small overlap past a large grey knob to a tricky, thin section above your gear as you stem/lieback offset seams to gain a ledge above the difficulties. The protection on this is decent for most of the route, and you can even get some good RP's in before the crux, but you'll be doing the hardest moves a ways out so make sure you're solid before leading this one. ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: The North Face of Dike Wall as seen from Lake Geor...
Aug 10, 2014
Top-Roping access ...
The short access to the top of the cliffs is by two climbs rated 5.6 and 5.7 in the most recent print guidebook. There might or might not be an easier access far up toward the West which would go well above the top of the wall, and then you'd have to find your way back down and hope you could reach the top anchors for your desired climbing routes.
So if you're not feeling brave to solo 5.6 or 5.7 as your first climbing of the day, bring a selection of small-to-medium stoppers and cams up to 2 inches to do a trad lead of the 5.6 route. Not sure how easy to connect across the top of the cliff between top of the left side and the top anchors for the right side routes.