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Motherlode Rock - East Face
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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, May 1997
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 13, 2007

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Christian climbing Wildrose.


Start up a smooth vertical face with tricky moves to gain a slabby, rounded arete which is followed to anchors atop the face. The excellent rock quality at the bottom gives way to slightly grainy face at the top, but the exposure and positioning on the arete are great.

Originally done as a solo it was later bolted to make a great first or second lead for beginning climbers.


This is the right of two slab climbs on the narrow south face and it lies just right of Blasting Cap.


4 bolts, chain anchor

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Wildrose (5.6), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Wildrose (5.6), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Wildrose, 5.6
BETA PHOTO: Wildrose, 5.6
Manila climbing Wildrose.
Manila climbing Wildrose.
Wildrose (5.6), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Wildrose (5.6), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Unknown climber enjoying the moves on Wildrose (5.6).
Unknown climber enjoying the moves on Wildrose (5....
Belaying Indira.
Belaying Indira.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Manila climbing Wildrose.
Manila climbing Wildrose.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Christian climbing Wildrose.
Wild Rose (Rosa californica), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 16, 2007

One of my favorite places to take new climbers as it seems to see little action. This and Blasting Cap are short but fun - jugs down low and Intro to Slab 101 after the first fifteen feet or so. Perhaps a little heady for a first lead but should definitely be considered after leading the .5

By Jon Leicht
Jun 14, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We did a variation of this route by starting on the face 7 feet right of the climb, gaining ground until we were able to transfer into the last 15 feet of Wild Rose. Starting about 10 feet left of fire in the hole. Does it have a name? It was a fun little problem.

By Raquel ROCKY Robles
From: Encinitas, CA
Jul 16, 2011

Fun lead climb. Great way to practice foot work on slabs. Fun route!~~ROCKY~~

By Adam Stackhouse
May 14, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I started at the foot of the big hand rail. Done this way, one's first clip will require a bit of thought and makes the climb a bit more difficult.