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Smooth Sole Wall - Left Side

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Blown Out T 
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Last Dance T 
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Steppin' Out T 

Smooth Sole Wall - Left Side Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Sep 25, 2007
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Description 

This side of the Smooth Sole Wall seems a little less popular despite there being several good routes here, all of which offer great climbing on excellent rock with some runouts. Over and Out (5.9 R), Drowned Out (5.10a R) and Down and Out (5.10c) are some of the better routes to be done here.

The climbing here is primarily runout slab climbing on excellent rock, and while it's a great place to hone your slab technique and lead head, it's probably best to be solid at the grade when leading these routes.

Getting There 

From where the trail first meets the rock (Buttress of Cracks), walk left, continue along the Sunshine Face, and start up the broad gully. Before long, exit to the left, along a ledge, and then either tunnel through a flake or scramble up along its top. You are now at the base of the right side of the Smooth Sole Wall. A deep chimney (Chatsworth Chimney) splits the formation. For most of the routes to the right of the chimney, you can descend via a 90' rappel from bolts. Chatsworth Chimney and all routes to the left finish at the top of the rock - you can scramble down along either side.



Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['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 Smooth Sole Wall - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Smooth Sole Wall - Left Side:
Over and Out   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Steppin' Out (5.11d)

Steppin' Out 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Smooth Sole Wall - Left Sid...
Starting at the base of Battle of the Bulge, climb the arete just to ones left, formed by the Chatsworth Chimney. The .11d crux can be bypassed by traversing out left then up (10d R). This short pitch can be followed by Over and Out 5.9 R to gain the top of the rock...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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