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The Alcove  


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BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Center Right Topo

Description 

A small highly concentrated group of short routes in a small alcove. Mostly in the 5.10 range with a few easier and harder routes thrown in. One side stays shady most of the time and the whole alcove is in the shade in the late afternoon.

Getting There 

From the parking lot hike up the trail going straight past the boulder. At the split, take the right trail up the steep hill to the alcove on your left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Alcove:
Peanut Brittle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   
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Featured Route For The Alcove
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Freakasaurus 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Alcove
Climb a blunt arete, between two cracks, past 4 bolts to a two bolt anchor.This is to the right of "El Toro"....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Alcove - Left Topo
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The Alchove - Left II Topo
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The Alchove - Right II Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Right II Topo
The Alchove - Left III Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Left III Topo
The Alchove - Center Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Center Topo
The Alchove - Center Left Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Center Left Topo
The Alchove - Right Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Right Topo
The Alchove - Center Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Center Topo
The Alchove - Right III Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Alchove - Right III Topo

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By Kristoffer Schmarr
From: 2nd Cornfield
Jun 7, 2013
CONDITION REPORT 
BEWARE FIXED ANCHORS!! All the lower-offs that I saw at The Alcove (5.June.2013) were in desperate need of replacement. They were all dangerously worn and sharp!! I do not recommend lowering off of them and you should instead rappel (and NEVER TR on permanent anchors).
By Tucker Watson
Sep 14, 2014
I would like to thank the person that replaced the worn anchors in the Alcove. They really needed it.