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Sub Gorge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.49462, -118.56249 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 6, 2006
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While there aren't too many climbs in the Sub Gorge, it is a great area for demophobes and atephobes -- if you chose to visit, you will almost certainly have the place to yourself. The two best cliffs are Inyo Mono Line Tower and Silent Pillar Wall, both of which are predominantly shady. Almost all the crags are quite close to the river and have a wild feel.

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I would just be plagarizing Marty if I provided a detailed description, so if you don't already have it, buy the book. That said, the SG regular approach is not too bad, class two, and takes less time than say, approaching the Great Wall of China via Central Gully. Silent Pillar has a separate approach and even though it is pretty close to the other SG crags, getting to them from SP basically involves wading directly upstream for a far piece which is a worthwhile experience if you're prepared for it.

The page shows the usual south parking area to access the Sub Gorge.

Climbing Season

For the Owens River Gorge area.

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nicely Displayed But Wrappers Weren't Included 5.1...

Nicely Displayed But Wrappers Weren't Included 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Silent Pillar Wall
Great route name! This route offers good slippery off vertical face climbing up a shady face. Climbing over the river is way cool. The first two bolts seemed way left of the best holds and a harder finish 5.10c going left to the 8th bolt make the route feel a little contrived.Good luck pulling your rope and not getting it soaked!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sub Gorge. Photo by Blitzo.
Sub Gorge. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The loose talus approach to Silent Pillar makes go...
The loose talus approach to Silent Pillar makes go...
Rock Climbing Photo: Errett Allen on the first ascent of "Three St...
Errett Allen on the first ascent of "Three St...

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