|Motherlode Rock - East Face
A fun, easy to protect crack that begins with the crux right off the ground. Getting up to the first gear placement may be a touch more difficult for those under 5'10"
You will find this crack between Black Bart and Shantytown Swing.
Gear to 2" with a small nut or two for the thinner middle section. Bolted anchor shared with Shantytown Swing to the right.
BETA PHOTO: Indira looking for the next foothold to move up.
BETA PHOTO: Jason comfortably looking for a pro for his first ...
BETA PHOTO: Indira leading. Getting into a good position.
Al Sanderson cruisin' on his Psychadelic Psolo.
Great last climb of the day.
BETA PHOTO: Jason moving up and looking for his 2nd placement ...
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 7, 2008
A real nice hand crack that eats gear pretty well. Also a good TR when you already have the rope on Shantytown Swing.
|By Simon Hatfield|
From: Oakland, CA
Apr 25, 2011
Certainly worth carrying your rack to the crag for. Would be a superb first trad lead with easy placements, good stances, secure movement, and a bolted anchor. Likes cams .5-2.5"
|By Raquel ROCKY Robles|
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 16, 2011
Indira lead and I followed. I find the initial start to get on the crack is the crux for me. I had to start from left side and then move over to the right. Great last climb of the day.
|By Rob Selter|
From: running springs Ca
May 1, 2012
Really fun route my 9 year old Daughter loved it. Would be a great first trad lead.
May 29, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
High quality hand crack for its grade. It felt pretty soft for 5.6 trad, I highly recommend this climb.