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Southwest Face Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 27, 2007
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Description 

The Southwest Face of Crag at the End of the Universe is the first wall encountered from the trail. It is approximately 50’ high and quite vertical. There are two horizontals that create a couple small roofs on most of the climbs, all of which really earn their stars. The granite is pretty nice and has a solid grain that causes hands and feet to stick well. There are two large pine trees growing close to the wall near its right end; be mindful of these as a lead fall could bring some nasty encounters with the branches.

Getting There 

This is the southwest face of Crag at the End of the Universe and faces the equestrian trail.

Climbing Season

For the Keller Peak area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Donnelly on the crux of Space Between Your Ear...

Space Between Your Ears 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Southwest Face
This is a fantastic hand/finger crack on the right side of the Southwest face. Pro is good throughout the climb and the jams are great. The crux is pulling the small roof above the horizontal and feels more like .10a, rather than the .10b given in the guide book. All in all a very fun crack but be sure to tape up for this one – the crystals are brutal!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By C Miller
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From: CA
Sep 28, 2007
It must be another universe altogether because the guidebook mentions this face as being 75' high, which is a bit of an exaggeration.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 28, 2007
I think if one measures from the ground, on the "low" left side of the face, to the top of the wall, it might approach 75'. But I made a fairly accurate measurement of rope used on this climb which tells me the routes on the right end are about 50'.

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