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Pink Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.50247, -118.56786 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Apr 24, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Updated topo for Pink Face/Big Tower areas

Description 

Pink Face lies to the left of Big Tower at the start of the Lower Gorge coming from the South Access Road.

A number of easy to moderate routes exist. This cliff is hardly ever busy.

It faces North West so can provide welcome shade from the Sun in the morning.

Getting There 

On the east side of the paved, middle power plant rd., where the river bends and the steep hill ends. Cross via a bridge hidden under the leaning tree.

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['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 Pink Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pink Face:
Sesame Street   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pink Panther   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mile High Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Low-hanging Fruit   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Shell of A Man   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Naked Gun   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Toorete   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Pink Face
Rock Climbing Photo: J. Howland on one end, Matt Hern on the other.

Mile High Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pink Face
Looks good, climbs fun. Restful positions for gear placements if someone's looking for practice....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Pink Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The New Permanent crossing to the Pink Face area i...
The New Permanent crossing to the Pink Face area i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga on, Muppet Show. 5.8
Mike Arechiga on, Muppet Show. 5.8
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga having fun on, Pee Wee's Playhou...
Mike Arechiga having fun on, Pee Wee's Playhou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo to lower Pink Wall and Middle Big Tower
BETA PHOTO: Topo to lower Pink Wall and Middle Big Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Up date topo for the Pink Wall
BETA PHOTO: Up date topo for the Pink Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: 4/25/16 update: Two new route lines added - Sesame...
BETA PHOTO: 4/25/16 update: Two new route lines added - Sesame...

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By Maidy
Apr 6, 2016
There's a variety of decent moderates in this area and it's one of the few areas with kid and beginner-friendly climbs. Everything on the main Pink Face wall is fun on stellar quality rock. The main Pink Face wall stays in the shade most of the day. The Pink Face Buttress on the right side offers some more challenging climbs with bouldery starts.

As a side note- the hillside is extremely loose. We've made some effort to stabilize and mark the trails. Try to walk on established trails and large rocks whenever possible to help with the erosion issue. Thanks.
By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 17, 2016
Edit/Update: A new permanent plank-bridge has been installed just downstream below the Big Tower to access this area.

The recent high water flow has demolished the original Pink Face Bridge. There are some small logs that can be traversed with caution-only when the water is very low.

The new climbs at Pink Face are moderate (from 5.3 to 5.10b), making "Pink Face Area" an even better beginner area.

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