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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 37.6606, -119.0873 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: maggie-girl on Jul 29, 2012
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Trenchtown Rock from Minaret Vista, Mammoth Lakes ...

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East facing, monolithic granite dome perched on a sandy ledge above the San Joaquin River.

Getting There 

Park at Upper Soda Springs campground day use area. From Soda Springs TH, head south and cross river on bridge. Turn right (north) and pick up a fisherman's trail and follow until you get to a slabby granite water course. Take this up until level with crag, then traverse right until at base of routes. 45 min if you nail it, otherwise up to 1 1/2 hours. down trees in the area make route finding challenging.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Trenchtown Rock
start of Catch a Fire.

Catch a Fire 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Trenchtown Rock
Start up a slabby seam to a black bulge. Then back to steep, sustained, slabby seam with occasional finger locks. First slab crux is bolt protected (the only bolt) and next slab crux is protected by thin gear and is a bold move. P1 belay at a nice sandy ledge ~180' 10c. P2 starts up a steep thin crack. Continues up thin crack until it goes away, then step right (10a crux) for a wild lie back and thin face climbing until you can step right again into a wide crack. Follow to top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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