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The Panhandle  


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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Sep 9, 2012
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A warm sunny winter day at The Panhandle.

Description 

The Panhandle is a broad slab, averaging 35 ft. in height, similar to Superstar Slab at Mt. Rubidoux. The northern end is low angle, but the slab steepens to beyond vertical toward the southern end. The slab faces west, so it has sun exposure most of the day, except the early AM. This slab is situated below The Diner and just downhill is a group of boulders Spider Savage refers to as the "Nude Beach."

Getting There 

The Panhandle lies to the west of the Elephant Head and just downhill from The Diner.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['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 Panhandle:
Gentle Barn   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For The Panhandle

Bacon Sandwich 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Panhandle
A bouldery start leads up and left to the 1st bolt. Follow the light brown, left leaning, "bacon rind" band to the left and then up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Panhandle from the west.
The Panhandle from the west.
Climbing at "The Panhandle" on a warm su...
Climbing at "The Panhandle" on a warm su...
The Panhandle. Not very tall, but a pleasant area ...
The Panhandle. Not very tall, but a pleasant area ...
The Panhandle.
The Panhandle.
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Panhandle
Looking toward the Silver King OHV Trail from The ...
Looking toward the Silver King OHV Trail from The ...
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More Panhandle
The late afternoon sun on the Diner & the Panhandl...
The late afternoon sun on the Diner & the Panhandl...

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