The Beach, Right Side Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Darrell Hensel on Mar 6, 2013|
The routes on the right side of the Beach could be grouped under the Beach, but the wall has a completely different feel than the standard Beach routes so seperating them out seems to make some sense.
Unlike the left side of the Beach these routes are longer, steeper, and more continuous. The climbing on whole is quite good, with a nice mix of small knobs, edges, and pimples.
The base of the right side is a stellar hang, flat, trees for shade, nice views, hard to beat.
A single 70m works for all routes.
In spite of the trend in recent years to call anything with bolts "sport" climbing the routes here are called "trad" since they were all done ground up. The routes are all reasonably protected, some even well protected, but for the most part the bolts aren't every body length.
(Take the star ratings with a grain of salt, as the area author may have a biased opinion - but some of them are pretty good.)
The standard Beach approach.
Climbing Season For the Whitney Portal area.
Weather station 14.9 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Beach, Right Side
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Riptide 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
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Assume the Position 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
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This route was established by climbers who placed the bolts on aid, and who did not free it. The pitch was later free climbed and the bolts in the upper half re-arranged so they followed the line and could be clipped on lead, without the crux being clipping the bolts.Start by scambling up the right side of the pillar. Step back left and start clipping bolts. The bolts on the lower half were left as placed by the original party. Good climbing on good knobs characterizes the first half of the ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Josh Janes
Jul 7, 2015
A couple questions:
What time does this wall go into the shade? Does "Tree Line" see shade as well?
Can Crystal Voyage be rappelled with a single 70m as indicated here (the book calls for two ropes)?
By Darrell Hensel
Jul 7, 2015
I was going up there during the summer and the routes would go into the shade at right around 4:00. Kind of late, but if it's staying light till 8 still enough time to get some things done.
I would assume Tree Line would also get some shade. I'm more familiar with the specifics of when shade starts on the right side so I can't say for sure when or how good.
For Crystal Voyage, I'm quite sure I remember being able to get off with a single rope by going to the Assume The Position anchor and then doing a second rapp. The guide reflects what we did on the FA, which was a single rapp. I did say a single 70m would work, and I think it was due to the two rapp option. It has been a while since I did it - so to be safe - eyeball the distances involved before starting. I do think it works with a single rope and two rapps though.
By Josh Janes
Jul 8, 2015
Thanks much Darrell - looking forward to a first visit to the beach!