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The First Corridor is the narrow shady canyon formed by the two huge sandstone conglomerate domes, the Elephant's Head and the Hatchery, nearest to the parking area. The First Corridor can be accessed from either end, north or south, but the most straight forward is by walking around the south end of the Elephant's Head (aka the Chicken/Hyperion Slab) and following the trail as it winds to the right (north) and walk uphill between the The Egg (on the left) and the Elephant's Head (the huge formation on the right). There are climbs on both the west and east walls of the First Corridor. Many easy and moderate sport climbs ascend the lower angled east (right) wall of the corridor, with several two pitch routes, while routes on the west wall range from 5.9 - 5.11.
From the parking area, walk up the road past the locked white gate. Continue up the road for ~ 100 yds. until the crag comes into sight and take the dirt track, on the right, that diagonals down toward the crag with the caves on its east face (Elephant's Head/Hyperion Slab). Follow the dirt track down the hill and skirt the south end of the large slab (Hyperion Slab) and continue until the trail winds to the north (right) and up the hill into the First Corridor.
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Agua Negro 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Pick Pocket 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Sophie's Choice 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Middle Earth 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Before The Storm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Unknown 5.11a (a.k.a. the Booty Route) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Before The Storm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The First Corridor
On the west face of the First Corridor. The route begins downhill from where the base of the canyon slopes sharply downward and uphill from the bush. "Before The Storm" is the 5th line of bolts from the gap between the Egg & the Hatchery, as of March 2013. It's a rope stretcher, but a 60 m rope will do....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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