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Motherlode Rock - West Face
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Funkadelia T 
Golden Showers T 
Good Day for a Hangin' S 
Highgrader S 
Long Arm of The Law S 
Mighty Quinn S 
Panning for Gold S 
Reach for the Sky S 
Stake Your Claim S 
Whiskeroo S 


YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Miller, July 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 7, 2007

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Tyler Logan at the crux of Highgrader, 5.11a, West...


Balancy moves to start as you utilize what holds you can and the arete to gain the crimpy crux over the first overlap/roof. Above the holds improve and get larger, with fun climbing leading to the chains.


The left-most route on the west face and just left of Stake Your Claim, it climbs a smooth, lichen-splattered face with two small overlaps/roofs.


4 bolts, chain anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Motherlode Rock - West Face (left side)
BETA PHOTO: Motherlode Rock - West Face (left side)
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Aeria on Highgrader.
Chris Aeria on Highgrader.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on the opening moves of Highgrader 11a
Mike on the opening moves of Highgrader 11a

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By Jeff Edge
Nov 29, 2014

Many options at the crux, start as low and right as you possibly can for more 5.11 value. Fun route! would recommend to anyone, if you can do the 10d to the right this shouldn't be too much trouble.

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