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Mike Arechiga on Second Honeymoon, 5.10b.


This obviously is the South Face of the dome. It's a big slab with the South Pillar on it's left side."Whiskey Bill" 5.8, "Poky Bear" 5.8, "Second Honey Moon" 5.10b, "South Pillar" 5.9 and "Buggery on the High Seas" 5.10c are some of the routes in this area.

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face:
Whiskey Bill   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
South Pillar   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Looking up at the first two pitches from base of the pillar. The first bolt is located just above the tip of the little pine tree.

South Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face
The South Pillar is the obvious buttress which divides the South Face and the West Face. It offers one of longest climbs on the formation. With lots of easy terrain and good belay ledges, it makes for a fun romp. My brief description only details the path that we took, but many variations exist. Really this climb is best as a "choose your own path" sort of adventure.P1. Near the toe of the pillar are a couple bolts on steep knobby terrain. We began here. I did a 5.10 boulder problem to get up to...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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