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Second Quarry 

Second Quarry Area (5N06 turnoff) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 38.31086, -119.93967 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Sep 30, 2003
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Climbing at Second Quarry. Photo by Blitzo.


This area on the way to Sonora Pass has many rocks containing routes from 1 - 5 pitches in territory that is still mostly unclimbed. However, there are still over 75 established routes, in almost all forms imaginable. Most routes are between 60 to 100 feet in length, on granite and granite-esque rock.

Most of the routes will require a long walk or a rappel to descend, though some routes will demand a walk off.

Getting There 

This area is a pain in the butt to find.

To get there, head to Sonora. After Sonora, head almost 45 (44.6 according to The climbers guide to highway 108) miles, past the town of Strawberry, to a left turn, that is marked as there being an intersection, but the road itself goes unmarked until you are on it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 23.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Second Quarry Area (5N06 turnoff)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Second Quarry Area (5N06 turnoff):
Crystal Planet   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Second Quarry
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Rock Climbing Photo: Fruity Pebbles with bolts.

Fruity Pebbles 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Central Sierra : ... : Second Quarry
This route is located on the outward facing rock just right of the deep canyon area that has the overhung orange face on it. It is sistinctive because it has a diagonal rightward facing dyke for the first 10 feet of the route, and a bolt near the top of it.Climb up the dyke to the first bolt, and then over a bulge to the next. After standing up over this bulge, all holds dissappear. Tiny pinches and delacate footwork on a fairly steep slab are all you get until just after the last bolt, where ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By mungeclimber
Feb 5, 2004
The website now has a forum specific to the area. Another good web resource for the area.
By whipp
Dec 1, 2004
DIRECTIONSOnce you have gotten past Pinecrest and the small,very small, miniscule town of strawberry ( staying on 108) your next landmark will be the campground signs. You are looking for MILL CREEK CAMPGROUND. This is approx. 20 min past Strawberry. You will trend up the hill( 200yards) and you'll be on top of 5N06, LEFT turn. BOTTOM LINE ,stop off in Sonora and get the sonora pass climbing guide at S.N.A.C. and go to for more info. Enjoy!!!
By munge
Jan 27, 2008
updatd URL...
but registrations are not automatic to prevent spammers and lack of participation.
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
May 17, 2011
Updates and info at

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