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The Mine Shaft

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The Mine Shaft Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 8, 2010
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Description 

Directly above and behind the Independence Mine is this slabby south-facing wall with a handful of routes from 5.4 to 5.10a with Angle of Repose (5.10a) being the best of the bunch.

Routes listed from left to right:

Fixed Carbon (5.4)
One Track Mine (5.6)
Ground Control (5.8)
Angle of Repose (5.10a)

Getting There 

Head 0.1 miles down the dirt road from the Vice Wall where a side road leads to a parking area in front of the mine. An easy hike/scramble leads to the base of the formation.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: The entrance to the mine with the crag above, Holc...
The entrance to the mine with the crag above, Holc...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mine Shaft, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
The Mine Shaft, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: The Mine Shaft, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
The Mine Shaft, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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