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Atari Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.4165, -118.44829 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Dec 1, 2010

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Located at the edge of the escarpment on the eastern rim this area hosts the classic problem Atari. The areas other problems lean towards cracks, but nonetheless they are worthwhile. If Atari is busy, which it often is, burn a few laps on these other problems before getting on the classic Atari.

Getting There 

The area can either approached from either the approach trail, or more commonly from a trail up from the Slow Dance Cave.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Atari Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Atari Area:
Atari   V6+ 7A R     Boulder, 14'   
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Featured Route For Atari Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Colin Rickert on Atari

Atari V6+ 7A CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Atari Area
Dubbed "The World's Shortest Highball", Atari Arete is one of the most aesthetic boulder problems on the east side of the Sierras (or anywhere) and offers an exciting finish. What starts off as a wide sloping bear-hug style arete, eventually becomes narrower and less secure. Most beta involves heel-hooking one side of the arete (generally the right side) as you squeeze the arete and pull off the ground. Keep your eye out for marginal foot smears as you pull off the ground and again higher up. Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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