The Basement Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The wall. Sandy Cooter is the crack on the left s...
This is the small cliff band located under the Sanitarium Wall. The rock is still a little crunchy, but should clean up with more use. The wall receives late morning/afternoon sun making it nice on cold days but unbearable in the summer. However there is a nice pool in the river in which to keep beer cold.
Use the approach for the Dihedrals. Once at the Dihedrals, continue along the wall past Chossman of the Desert and Bombay on the Rocks. The wall is directly above a tree, (formerly 3 trees, but now only 1 thanks to the beavers), and split into two distinct walls by a crack system.
Climbing Season For the Upper Gorge area.
Weather station 19.1 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Basement
Apron Boy 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : The Basement
Thin climbing leads to a high first bolt. This is followed by an undercling and long moves to a blank shallow dihedral with poor feet. Two bolts lead to a jug and the top. This could be a great route if all the holds don't break off. And yes, the mono is all natural....[more] Browse More Classics in CA