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Mother's Crag

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About Mother's Crag:

The Mother's Crag. Installed on mother's day, 2011 by Jon O'brien and Mike Trono when they probably should have been hanging with their mothers. I suppose naming a cliff after them is the next best thing! This cliff is a fantastic gem hidden in plain sight a few hundred yards past the children's crag in willow springs. If you enjoy routes like "peaches" or "tonto" i believe that the classics of the mother's crag are just as great. The crag reminds me of home (the gunks) in that the quality and excitement of the climbing are high despite the difficulty being low. This crag has easy roadside access with morning sun and afternoon shade. It shares the same orientation as the Children's Crag and Ragged Edges. It is fairly secluded despite its easy access and the rock quality is superb.
Approach: Drive up the road a bit towards Karate Crack leaving the pavement behind you. When you reach an informational sign on your left you should be able to see the mother's crag. "Motorcycle Mama" is very easy to spot as a large, low-angled, left-facing corner. Park at any of the various pull-outs along the gravel road. I like one in particular that pretty much faces the cliff, i included a photo from this spot. it is easy to find parking.
Approach Time: 15 min
Latitude, Longitude: 115.43470
Access Issues: Angle to the SW while crossing the drainage and look for a path of some kind leading up the slope towards Motorcycle Mama. NOTE: all routes rappel from the tree above motorcycle mama with one 60 meter rope. i did not see an easy way to gain the top of this crag (besides leading the climbs;)
Rock Type: SandStone
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Mike's Route 5.7 2
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Motorcycle Mama 5.5 2