Pink Face Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||37.50247, -118.56786 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Euan Cameron on Apr 24, 2007|
BETA PHOTO: Updated topo for Pink Face/Big Tower areas
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pink Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pink Face:
Naked Gun 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
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Pink Panther 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Pink Face
Start on a short buttress just to the left of the gully that leads to "Wowie Zowie" and "Low Hanging Fruit", or start on the ledge to the right of "Rapscallion". Scramble up easy 5th class to the base of the Pink Face just left of the chimney or hike left to the upper platform via a steep, loose trail. Climb past 6 bolts on fun rock to Mussy hooks....[more] Browse More Classics in California
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BETA PHOTO: Topo to lower Pink Wall and Middle Big Tower
BETA PHOTO: Up date topo for the Pink Wall
BETA PHOTO: 4/25/16 update: Two new route lines added - Sesame...
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.