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East Face

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East Face  


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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 19, 2002
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Description 

This area offers the tougher climbing at Cragmont, but it's a very relative tougher. The routes range from 5.9 to 5.11c, and it's probably not the part of Cragmont for beginners. Surrounded by trees, chances are pretty good that you're going to be in the shade most of the day here.

Getting There 

Approach: About a minute. Down an easy trail. From the street, walk downhill on the left side of the park past the bathrooms. The first rock is the northeast face, the second, just around the corner is the east face. The left side of the east face is recognizable because it contains the only bolts on routes. The east face officially ends at the arete, which is just right of some cavy holes 25 feet off the deck.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Face:
Farewell to Arms   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Cave Lieback   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Far East Face   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For East Face
Probably not the 5.9 way to get over the roof. Copyright 2002 Melissa Moore

Cave Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : East Face
Climb on the right side of the face up to the cave system using some interesting behind your head moves and roof practice. Use caution (tie yourself into the tree at the top of the slab above the route) when setting up your top rope.The tree that juts into the fall path is the reason for the "s" rating, as a fall out of the cave will send you into the tree. Scrapes and bruises are probably unavoidable, but swinging into it face first could be really painful....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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