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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 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Fire in the Hole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Golden Nugget 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Lodestone 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Out of Our Mines 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Black Bart 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Motherlode 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Motherlode Rock - East Face
Motherlode 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Motherlode Rock - East Face
A boulder problem start (crux) on thin edges with poor feet is encountered before the first bolt, after which the climbing is no harder than 5.10; one more bolt leads to a ledge. Make some cool stemming moves off the ledge and finish up an arete to anchors.A little squeezed down low, but the climbing is fairly good and higher the routes on either side diverge. It's possible to combine the lower half of Black Bart with the upper portion of this route to get a fun 5.10 route...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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