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White Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.67068, -116.98328 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006


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White Face profile. Photo by Blitzo.


This is the first sizeable formation one comes to on the drive in, and offers a handful of less than vertical to vertical climbs on its sunny south face. The climbing here is a bit more technical and requires more finesse than strength, so don't be put off if the climbs seem a bit hard for the grade.

White Head (5.9) and White Out (5.10b) are two of the recommended climbs at this wall.

Getting There 

If coming from the highway drive a short ways past the kiosk and then make a right to reach this south-facing wall which is somewhat hidden on the approach. The wall is easily visible on the left on the way out.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in White Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for White Face:
White Head   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
White Out   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For White Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Maybe the "stem' part of Stemroids

Stemroids 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : High Desert : ... : White Face
A series of balancy liebacks lead up to and past the first bolt, after which easier moves in the middle of the route lead to yet more liebacking past the third bolt, all of which should get you loosened up for the funky crux. Clip the last bolt, take a deep breath, and then commit to a series of awkward moves above the bolt with some good air potential if you pitch. Technical and off-balance moves make this climb seem harder than it is, which is perhaps why it's not as popular as the neighbor...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: White Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
White Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: White Face Crag. Located North East of the toilets...
BETA PHOTO: White Face Crag. Located North East of the toilets...
Rock Climbing Photo: The White face crag
BETA PHOTO: The White face crag

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By Art Morimitsu
From: Huntington Beach, Ca
Dec 19, 2006
This is the wall covered in graffiti and burn marks from campfires near the Pit toilet
By duh
Feb 1, 2007
Even though this wall is out of the main area, covered in graffiti, littered with broken glass and often an area that the RV'er like to camp at, it is a good wall, with good routes. If it was in the main area it would see nonstop action. A good place to go on a cold day, it's in the sun all day. All the routes are good, the best being White Out 10b.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 3, 2007
I completely agree with duh about this wall. These routes would get tons of traffic if in the main area. They may not seem that exciting looking at them from the toilet but as soon as you get on them you realize they are all challenging and high quality. In addition, I like that the starting bolts are a bit further up as the landing is flat.

I found this wall extremely enjoyable and overall probably better quality (although much shorter) than the Warm up wall on Raven Rocks.

Good, all of them!