Basically located in the power plant parking lot...not the prettiest location. Thank god the rock and routes make up for the atmosphere. The cliff is littered with strange old DWP concrete and rebar and well as glue filled cracks. The best routes are in the hard 5.11 - 5.12 range.
walk along middle power plant road to the working power plant.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penstock Rock:
D.W.P. 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Pumping Groundwater 5.11d Sport, 90 feet
Flashflood 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Cement Overshoes 5.12 Sport, 85 feet
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D.W.P. 5.11c CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Penstock Rock
Beautiful edges on bomber rock. Starts at the same place at Flashflood. Hit a bouldery crux after the 2nd bolt and a couple more hard moves in the next couple of bolts. Cruise to the last bolt on more very enjoyable edges. Then pull one more hardish move getting to the anchors with the last bolt below your feet....[more] Browse More Classics in CA