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The Cliffs of Insanity

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The Cliffs of Insanity 


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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jan 12, 2009
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Description 

The Cliffs of Insanity are located to the east of the Sentinel. There is a good mix of sport climbs in the 5.8-5.12 range. There is also a OW test piece that might chew you up and spit you out. (Prepare to Die, 5.10d) The SW face gets great late afternoon sun for those cold winter days. There is still little lichen on most routes due to the light traffic.

Giants and six fingered men have been known to hang out here, so be careful.


Getting There 

Park at a pullout on the left after 4.4 miles in the canyon (mile maker 28 6/10). Cross the river and hike towards the Sentinel for ~75 feet. Traverse east on an obivous ledge system below the Sentinel. Hike slowly up the hill until a trail below the cliff is gained. Ascend a 800 foot knotted rope to the top of the cliff.


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5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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 Cliffs of Insanity:
Butter Cup   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
The Princess Tried   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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