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West Rim Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.4161, -118.45012 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Nov 25, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Area locations at the Happy Boulders

Description 

Stays shady and cool compared to the rest of the Happies. Contains many classics and tends to be less crowded than the center of the canyon.

Getting There 

This is the left side rim. Approach from several trails. Try trailheads near the Totty Traverse, The Gleaner, and Slap Happy.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.8 miles from here

108 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',22],['V2-3',14],['V4-5',18],['V6-7',23],['V8-9',15],['V10-11',4],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Rim Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Rim Area:
Not The Clapper   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Galerie des Glaces   V2 5+     Boulder, 30'   Hall of Mirrors Area : The Hall of Mirrors
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Rene   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 22'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Wills Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Mr. Happy   V5 6C     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Captain Hook   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Captain Hook Alcove
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The Clapper   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
The French Connection   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Hall of Mirrors Area : Maximilien Buttress
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Grotesque Old Woman   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Standing Ovation   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Hand to Hand Combat Traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Sabres of Paradise   V7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   Sabres of Paradise
Hamtaro   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Highbrow   V7-8 7B R     Boulder, 12'   Frontierland : Highbrow Area
Morning Dove White   V7-8 7B     Boulder   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Hit the High Hard One, Sit   V9 7C     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Toxic Avenger   V9+ 7C     Boulder, 8'   Toxic Avenger Area
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Featured Route For West Rim Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving to the cool pinch on the arete.

The Clapper V6 7A  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Clapper Boulder
The crux is going to be moving off of teh wide slopy pinch which can be done with either hand. Somewhat contrived in that the scoop of Pig Pen is off, so stick to the arete and holds to the right. May be easier for those with big hands and a long reach to gain the sloper at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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