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Rock II is the middle of three "rocks" on Owens Ridge that contain most of the long, developed routes. The rock sees little sun, as it's aspect is generally northeast-facing. The rock is granite, and is generally of the worst quality that most would consider worth climbing on. Still, it's a fantastic and beautiful location.
Owens Ridge is accessed by driving to the parking area for the Owens Peak Trail, as described in the Indian Wells Canyon area entry.
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El Centro 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R Trad, 7 pitches, 900'
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El Centro 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Rock II - North Face
From the end of the rappel to the forest, a huge chimney is visible to the right. El Centro begins pretty much right in front of you, about 40 feet to the left of the big chimney.The route climbs a crack system up to and over the right end of a ragged arch about 200 feet off the deck. Once you're above the arch, traverse above it to the left into a crack that diagonals up and right. Follow this crack up to a system of ledges that you can see go back to the descent route. You could escape the...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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