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West Rim Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.4161, -118.45012 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Nov 25, 2007

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Stays shady and cool compared to the rest of the Happy's. Contains many classics and tends to be less crowded than the center of the canyon.

Getting There 

This is the left side rim. Approach from several trails. Try trailheads near the Totty Traverse, The Gleaner, and Slap Happy.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

91 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Rim Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Rim Area:
Not The Clapper   V1+ 5     Boulder, 15'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Galerie des Glaces   V2 5+     Boulder, 30'   Hall of Mirrors Area : The Hall of Mirrors
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Captain Hook   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Captain Hook Alcove
Mr. Happy   V5 6C     Boulder   Toxic Avenger Area
Rene   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 22'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Wills Arete   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 20'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The French Connection   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Hall of Mirrors Area : Maximilien Buttress
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
The Clapper   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Clapper Area : Clapper Boulder
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Grotesque Old Woman   V7 7A+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Not Another Brit in Bishop   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Hand to Hand Combat Area : Hand to Hand Combat Wall
Highbrow   V7-8 7B R     Boulder, 12'   Frontierland : Highbrow Area
Morning Dove White   V7-8 7B     Boulder   Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Toxic Avenger   V9+ 7C     Boulder, 8'   Toxic Avenger Area
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Featured Route For West Rim Area
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My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies V4 6B PG13  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
A fine boulder problem with a stiff start, a nice rest and an exciting finish. Start with pockets down low under the giant, obvious hueco. Use pockets and edges to make a couple stout moves to gain the jug in the giant hueco (crux). Move up on edges and jugs to the topout. Don't pull too hard above the big hueco, as the holds may be loose, some are hollow and it's fairly high....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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