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This is the main wall of the four Patricia Bowl crags. Most routes are two pitches, but some on the right side are done in one. Many of the best pitches are actually the second ones. One must usually climb a lesser quality first pitch (sometimes hard to distinguish) to access the awesome splitters found on the second. You can rap off all pitches with a single 60-meter rope.
It is about 50 yards right of the Far Left crag.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Cliff:
Modern Trad 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Breathless Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Sons of Liberty 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Pie in the Sky 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Breathless Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : First Cliff
This is a great arete climb that starts off the loose ledge atop the first pitch of Patricia Lake Grack and makes for an excellent finish to that climb or for Sons of Liberty.After a tricky start (side-pull the arete), hold your breath as you climb past an extremely wobbly flake. Then make some fun lieback moves off the arete to a huge jug which you then mantle. The exposure and incredibly cool climbing make this one of most unique climbs on the cliff....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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