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This small area just east of Ryan Campground is home to a good collection of crack and face routes on variable quality rock. Approaches are fairly easy and yet often enought to escape the crowds closer to the road.
Park in a large paved turnout midway between Ryan Campground and Hall of Horrors/Saddle Rocks. A signed trail leads to Target Rock and then branches - right for Conrad Rock and straight ahead for The Oyster Bar, Agent Orange Rock and The Asylum. Approach times vary from 10 - 20 minutes from the closest parking area.
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Heart of Darkness 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40' Conrad Rock : Conrad Rock - Heart of Dark...
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Visible from the parking area, this distinctive arete is perhaps the best route in The Asylum and fully worth the short hike to access it.The lower section is a balancy, sharp arete which gives way to an easier middle section. The crux comes at the very end with small edges on excellent rock, and while possible to "escape" left and make this a little easier, the better rock and moves lie straight up. Great rock, excellent position and engaging technical moves make this a stellar route. Four star...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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