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West Face - Left Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 
Passover, The T 
Piton Pooper T 
Poker Face T 
Rack, The T 
Scarface T 
Spiders From Mars/Lower Royals Arch/Ziggy Stardust 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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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2008


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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

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',8],['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   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Manwich   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Dave's Deviation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Left Side
This route starts just right of The Jam Crack. Pitch 1 (5.9) is a very nice, clean finger and thin hands crack. Pitch 2 (5.9) starts at the left end of the Pitch 1 belay ledge. It is less sustained than pitch 1, with face climbing up a groove, then a tricky move over an overhang. Pitch 3 (5.8 R) has very poor protection, but fun climbing up a thin dihedral and face above. The route finishes at Pine Tree Ledge. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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