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Left Flank 


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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Feb 26, 2007
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Description 

From the Grotto head up and right, Just left of the Java Wall is this steep wall


Getting There 

From the Grotto head up and right


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['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 Left Flank:
The Sumac Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Black Tide   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Left Flank
Approaching the anchors on "Black Tide"

Black Tide 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Left Flank
"Black Tide" ascends the prominent black water streak on the right side of the Left Flank, between "B-line" and "Espresso." Positive holds lead to a lower angle section at mid-height. Pockets and small edges on the steep black flake lead to a horizontal and stemming to reach the 2-ring Fixe anchor on the right wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Left Flank
BETA PHOTO: The Left Flank
The "Upper Tier," at Echo Cliffs, on a busy day.
The "Upper Tier," at Echo Cliffs, on a busy day.
Climbers sharing the bench and enjoying the day at the Left Flank at Echo Cliffs.
Climbers sharing the bench and enjoying the day at...
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By Jeffrey Lieberman
Dec 30, 2013

The route ends with the anchor on the wall to the right. This necessitates facing the anchor itself by stemming. If you find yourself too high in the corner and you should have turned around you will end up in trouble and have to clip from behind.