Room for More....

Room for More....
Castle Rocks....SNP

The Watchtower

The Watchtower
Tokopah Valley....SNP

Down at the start of 'Full Metal Jacket'

Down at the start of 'Full Metal Jacket'
East Face Moro Rock....SNP

Get Ready....

Get Ready....
Upper Tokopah Domes

Early, Bold Seki First Ascentist still hard at it

Early, Bold Seki First Ascentist still hard at it
Bruce Hendricks on 'Fearful Symetry' Alberta, Canada

'Hang em High' Tollhouse Rock

'Hang em High' Tollhouse Rock
Looking straight up at 5.9

Larry Z Cranking Hard on Lead

Larry Z Cranking Hard on Lead
another Danland Classic....SNP

The Patio Ledge..West Side..Moro

The Patio Ledge..West Side..Moro
SNP

Slick Watts starting another fine TR at Buck Rock

Slick Watts starting another fine TR at Buck Rock
Buck Rock Fire Lookout...Sequoia Forest

Early 80's Crystal Wall Topo

Early 80's Crystal Wall Topo
Chimney Rock

Starting on 'Duet' 5.8..Chimney Rock Spire

Starting on 'Duet' 5.8..Chimney Rock Spire
Early 80's

Chimney Rock Spire Beta...Early 80's

Chimney Rock Spire Beta...Early 80's

Crystal Wall Beta....Early 80's

Crystal Wall Beta....Early 80's

Early 80's Overview of the Chimney Rock Area

Early 80's Overview of the Chimney Rock Area

Art Degoode....FA 'Harmonic Balance'

Art Degoode....FA 'Harmonic Balance'
Crystal Wall....Chimney Rocks

Climbing History of Chimney Rock

Climbing History of Chimney Rock
Early 80's

Moro Rock Cleanup....1998

Moro Rock Cleanup....1998
Climbers and Rangers....SNP

Weekend at the Moro Rock Parking Lot

Weekend at the Moro Rock Parking Lot
Early 90s....SNP

South Side of Moro Rock

South Side of Moro Rock
SNP

Homers Nose

Homers Nose
SNP

Heading to the base of Power Dome

Heading to the base of Power Dome
Courtright Res....

FA..EC Joe just past crux on 'Piece de Resistance'

FA..EC Joe just past crux on 'Piece de Resistance'
East Face..Moro Rock..SNP

East Face....Moro Rock

East Face....Moro Rock

FA 'Falling Ice' West Face

FA 'Falling Ice' West Face
Moro Rock....SNP

David Hickey on 5.10 'Hair Today Gone Tommorow'

David Hickey on 5.10 'Hair Today Gone Tommorow'
Little Baldy Dome....SNP

Tollhouse Rock

Tollhouse Rock

Heading up into 'Maggies Farm'

Heading up into 'Maggies Farm'
Balch Park..Sequoia National Forest

The Big Aid Routes on the East Face

The Big Aid Routes on the East Face
Moro Rock....SNP

Chimney Rock Spire

Chimney Rock Spire
Looking West

Crux of 'The Beckey Route'

Crux of 'The Beckey Route'
Chimney Spire....Chimney Rocks

The Exit of 'Late for Lunch' Cave

The Exit of 'Late for Lunch' Cave
SNP

1st Pitch..5.7. of 'White Punks on Dope'

1st Pitch..5.7. of 'White Punks on Dope'
Voodoo Dome..Needles..Kern Canyon

Castle Rock Trail..Rattler dead trying to swallow Ground Squirrel

Castle Rock Trail..Rattler dead trying to swallow Ground Squirrel
Castle Rocks....SNP

Fresh Air Traverse..East Face..Mount Whitney

Fresh Air Traverse..East Face..Mount Whitney
Traffic Jam at 14K

'Mowing the Yawn' Buck Rock Lookout

'Mowing the Yawn'    Buck Rock Lookout
Sequoia National Forest

Second Ascent of 'Entasis' 5.11

Second Ascent of 'Entasis' 5.11
Parker Bluff....Kern Canyon

Lower Pitch of 'Airy Interlude'

Lower Pitch of 'Airy Interlude'
The Needles....Kern Canyon

Far South end of Zocalo Ledge is the start of the West Face route

Far South end of Zocalo Ledge is the start of the West Face route
Moro Rock....SNP

Crux of 'King of Pain'

Crux of 'King of Pain'
Parker Bluff....Kern Canyon

Middle East Face..Moro Rock

Middle East Face..Moro Rock
Pushing a New Line

Tehipite Dome

Tehipite Dome
found on facebook........

Trapper Dome .. Courtright Res.

Trapper Dome .. Courtright Res.

The Watchtower....Tokopah Valley SNP

The Watchtower....Tokopah Valley SNP
Pic by Daniel Jeffcoach

NE face of Castle Rock Spire

NE face of Castle Rock Spire

Larry Z. High up in Danland..SNP

Larry Z. High up in Danland..SNP
'Hang Nine' pic by Dan D.

Up the knob wall below Condor Ledge West Side Moro

Up the knob wall below Condor Ledge  West Side Moro
Tying Knobs the whole way

West Side .. Castle Rock Spire

West Side .. Castle Rock Spire
SNP

Traversing Wall at the Lake

Traversing Wall at the Lake
Great Workout Wall to get you Strong

West Face .. Moro Rock .. SNP

West Face .. Moro Rock ..  SNP
Traverse on the West Face route

With the boys high up in Danland

With the boys  high up in Danland

Slick Watts getting up on Trapper Dome

Slick Watts getting up on Trapper Dome
Courtrite

Castle Towers

Castle Towers
Looking North

East Side of Castle Rocks....SNP

East Side of Castle Rocks....SNP
It looks like a bunch of Castle's

Rapping off of Condor Ledge

Rapping off of Condor Ledge
West Face....Moro Rock

East Face Route on Moro....SNP

East Face Route on Moro....SNP
J P St Crioux leads out on A2 in the 80's

Full Metal Jacket....

Full Metal Jacket....
East Face ....Moro....SNP

Little Bit - O Tehipite Dome - KNP

Little Bit - O Tehipite Dome - KNP
K.Folger Pic....

Backcountry Domes....Upper Kaweah..SNP

Backcountry Domes....Upper Kaweah..SNP
Pic and Homework by Daniel Jeffcoach

Angel Wings from the Top of Hamilton Dome

Angel Wings from the Top of Hamilton Dome
Photo by Sean Allen

Angel Wings....SNP

Angel Wings....SNP
Pic. by Daniel Leach

Castle Rock Spire and the Fin....SNP

Castle Rock Spire and the Fin....SNP
Another fine pic by Daniel Jeffcoach

Crystal Wall....Chimney Rock

Crystal Wall....Chimney Rock
Climbing on the Classic Route..Pop.a.Top

Castle Rocks....Back Towers

Castle Rocks....Back Towers
Photo by....Wil Mundy

South Face....Moro

South Face....Moro
Pitch one of 'South Cracks'

'North of Eden'...North Dome....KNP

'North of Eden'...North Dome....KNP

One of our Locals....

One of our Locals....
Watch where you put your hands and feet

First Ascent of Pressure Sensitive....West Side Moro

First Ascent of Pressure Sensitive....West Side Moro

..EC Joe on the First ascent of FMJ

..EC Joe on the First ascent of FMJ
East Face Moro Rock

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Easy Route Suggestion for the West Face of Moro

What route would you do in SEKI if you were wanting to do something fairly easy and haven't had much time on multi-pitch climbing?  I'm working on this answer and its a good one so as soon as I find some pics I'll let you know more..............


Pic by Chelsea Morgan
Coming up to Zocalo Ledge

 




Here's some more....If you park on the right side, right in the beginning of the Moro Rock Parking Lot you'll see the old bathrooms. Go down that way, West, as the hill starts to funnel into kind of a brushy gully. Keep going down and heading to your South. You'll come to a long slab going down and from there you go over to where it ends in a bush on a ledge. From here you go up the 'Link', up the face to the corner, around and up along the ledge to' Zocalo Ledge'. From this Big Ledge you start up the 'Offramp' route several pitches with good belays to the Stairs. Overall, there may be a move or two of 5.7 in there with some nice exposure, great belays and great views! 5 Pitches of some really great classic climbing.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I would be too scared to climb on the west face of moro and I'd do lunch bucket ledge on hospital rock! How about you Rene?