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The east face of Motherlode Rock is fairly long wall with a high concentration of climbs on the left side and only a few routes on the rest of the rock. Climbs here tend to be on the short side but feature excellent rock and protection. Morning sun and afternoon shade.
Easily reached from the vicinty of The Ampitheatre (Claim Jumper Wall, Gunsmoke Wall or Thunderbird Wall) by a network of trails or from the northern parking area by another series of trails.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Motherlode Rock - East Face:
Psychedelic Sluice 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Fire in the Hole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Golden Nugget 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Lodestone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Out of Our Mines 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Black Bart 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Motherlode 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Motherlode Rock - East Face
Fire in the Hole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - East Face
The climb begins with a short, vertical section with side pulls and edges before gaining a high-angle, somewhat gritty slab reminiscent of Joshua Tree. The crux comes at the third bolt and involves a balancy high-step to better holds. The anchor is located just below a large dike to prevent wear on ropes when lowering, but for the full experience continue to the top to another set of anchors.This was one of the first routes done on the wall, and was originally done with a #3 RP (just befor...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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