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Evil Pillar Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 34.4815, -117.1291 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Dec 7, 2007


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The Evil Pillar. Chris L on Route of all Evil.


The Evil Pillar is the large, east-leaning formation which dominates the heart of the Cemetery. This fine crag is home to a couple sport routes, including the area’s 5.10b showpiece, Necessary Evil. As elsewhere in the Cemetery, the routes are along excellent holds on coarse granite.

Getting There 

From the central area of the Cemetery, the Evil Pillar is up on the hillside to the east, directly north of the Black Tower. It is southeast of the Tombstones and across the “valley” from the small formations north of the Pillars of Hope and Despair.

Climbing Season

For the The Cemetery area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Evil Pillar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Evil Pillar:
Necessary Evil   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Evil Pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Williams up high, working Necessary Evil.

Necessary Evil 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : High Desert : ... : Evil Pillar
Climbs the obvious overhanging sculpted arete using balancey moves down low which lead to the upper section of jugs. If this thing went for another hundred feet or so it would be an all-time classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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