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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.
15 Total Routes
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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
Lodestone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - East Face
This popular link-up combines the lower portion of Black Bart with the upper portion of Motherlode and avoids the hard sections of both those routes.Climb up and left along tricky thin edges past three bolts to a ledge, clip a bolt on the left wall of a shallow dihedral and then stem your way up the short corner to a low-angled arete passing two more bolts to anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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