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Mothership Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.51924, -118.57258 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Mothership Cliff, Owens River Gorge, the eastside....


Home to some of the best hard technical routes and some new steeper hard lines. There are also a couple projects in waiting, notably Holey Wars and the extension to Piranha. Also home to some long 5.11's. Excellent rock.

Getting There 

From the bottom of the central gully, hike north up the dirt road to the split at the toilet. Go left up the hill, contouring around the large talusd field on the left. When directly across from the Eldorado roof, look for a cairn on the left and a trail leading up to the cliff. The cliff is characterized by a long gray face on the left and a steep leaning wall on the right.

Climbing Season

For the Inner Gorge area.

Weather station 18.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mothership Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mothership Cliff:
Barracuda   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   
Living Dead   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Piranha   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Excelsior   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Fight Club   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Mothership Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Holey Wars - in the crux moves.

Holey Wars 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Mothership Cliff
Amazing route on some of the best rock in the Gorge. It's climbing minimalism at it's best. Long moves on very thin holds. There are two rests before the last crux section which climbs through a mono - then you gotta hold on for the pump until the end. Powerful and techy. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Friedrich entering Living Dead at Mothership
Kevin Friedrich entering Living Dead at Mothership

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