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West Face - Left Side

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Blank, The T 
Dave's Deviation T 
Dave's Deviation Direct Start T 
Devil's Delight T 
Frightful Variation T 
Gallwas' Gallop T 
Jam Crack, The T 
Jonah T 
Legends of the Fall T 
Manwich T,TR 
Piton Pooper T 
Trough, The T 
Upper Royal's Arch T 
Whale Walk T,TR 
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West Face - Left Side Rock Climbing 

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This is the lower-angled area just right of the West Face Bulge which extends from The Trough rightward to the Flinstone Slab and Angel's Fright.

Routes here are typically 1-4 pitches in length with a good mixture of crack and face climbs available. Some of the better routes here include The Trough (5.4), Piton Pooper/Upper Royal's Arch combo (5.8), Dave's Deviation (5.9), The Blank (5.10a), Jonah (5.10c) and Scar Face (5.11d).

Getting There 

Head left from Lunch Rock to reach this area. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Face - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face - Left Side:
Frightful Variation   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
The Trough   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Piton Pooper   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Upper Royal's Arch   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
The Jam Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Dave's Deviation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Blank   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Devil's Delight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Jonah   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Manwich   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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