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Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Some more photos from Bald Eagle Peak for your viewing pleasure.

rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
Bald Eagle Peak
Bald Eagle Peak
Credit: rincon
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
I went back to this overlooked gem last Sunday with Matty and it was just amazing! The rock quality is sooo damn good. Despite the lack of a published guidebook, there is some amazing featured rock up on that there cliff that provides some of the best face climbing I've ever done on granite.

We were so busy climbing that I didn't take any photos, but Matty did so maybe he'll post up some pics.

For those looking for a winter crag in California, don't miss this one.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 22, 2014 - 01:16pm PT
Bill... nice winter climbing spot.

Go bang on HL's door... he has GB's printed.



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jan 22, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
thx Levy. Looks cool. Is this the one visible from the hwy that runs by Lake Isabella? 178, I think.

Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
Guy - Herb let me copy his guide so I have the info for many of the routes. Some routes, it seems, are not in the book unfortunately. :(

Munge - I think you only can see it from the Calliente/Bodfish road. Most of the cliff is on the opposite side of the ridge from where you can see Lake Isabella. It's the kind of place where if it was visible from most vantage points, it would have been developed long ago.

I'm thinking of going back there next weekend if there are any takers.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 22, 2014 - 02:26pm PT
I went back to this overlooked gem last Sunday with Matty and it was just amazing! The rock quality is sooo damn good. Despite the lack of a published guidebook, there is some amazing featured rock up on that there cliff that provides some of the best face climbing I've ever done on granite.

Thanks for the info. Looks really good!! Any particular routes that you guys think are a must do for someone who will visit for the first time?


Sorry to change the topic, but you guys that climb in SoCal might know..when you hike up towards the Needles there are a few really cool domes a ways to your left. Does anyone know their names and what lines are on them? They look quite nice. No photos at the moment, I am at work.
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 02:57pm PT
Vitialy - Those formations off to the left are Hermit spire & it's satellite formations. They have some great routes up to 8 pitches I think. FWIW - the Needles are better but if you have a spare day in the area, it's worth checking out. Standout routes at Bald Eagle would be Electric Puppy Machine 5.10d, Welcome To Bald Eagle Peak 5.11a/b, Russell In The Wind 5.10a.

There are a bunch of routes that I have not yet been on but look wonderful. Armed & Dangerous 5.11d looks really good & so do several others whose names I forget. There is a 5.12+ route called Brother Can You Spare A Dime that looks real good & goes up a blunt aręte with lots of exposure. There is also an unfinished route with an waiting to be free climbed thin crack off to the left of the main face. It needs some strong climbing team to finish it.
Mungeclimber

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Nothing creative to say
Feb 10, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Going around East of here, but will be terribly interested in seeing where the snow line is in general.

Anyone going up, or should I take Isabella way back and snap pics on my way back?
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
Mungeclimber - Sent you a PM.
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