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Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding)  

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An excellent limestone sport climbing crag, located 26 miles outside of Redding on the way to Burney via the 299. The rock is limestone of pretty good quality, a bit dirty from lack of use but solid.

Getting There 

From the I-5 take CA299 east toward Burney. Burney Limestone is 26 miles outside of Redding. First you will pass a pretty large limestone outcropping, this is not it. The road is primarily S turns, but after a large S turn, you will see a paved pullout on the right side of the road accompanied by a Highway Information sign with lights on top. There is a small gravel pullout just beyond this on the right hand side of the road and a small trail on the left side of the road, (across the road) heading up a steep hill into the forest. This is the approach trail. The trail is very small and not well marked,(look for a 5'tall rock outcropping) but it is there and takes you right into The Shredding. You'll know you passed it if you see a large limestone wall on the left. This is the wall know as The Pachyderm Wall aka The Sunshine Wall. Cross the road with caution, it is a highway, vehicles come around the corner at high speed.

Climbing Season

For the Northeast California area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

67 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding):
Cheeky Bastard   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Outer Wall
Baby Food   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Opposite Main Wall
Terrys Angels   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Opposite Main Wall
Remedy   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Approach Wall
The Nose   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Outer Wall
Archaic Revival   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Opposite Main Wall
Swallow Hole   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Back Walls
Figure Four   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Outer Wall
Nemesis   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Outer Wall
Chastity Belt   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 50'   Opposite Main Wall
In To Deep   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 40'   Back Walls
Hole in the Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Pachyderm Wall AKA Sunshine...
Crank Whore   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
Fashion Victim   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
Clean Palms, Dirty Fingers   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport   Wonderland
Porn Star   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+     Sport, Boulder, 30'   Main Wall Cave Routes
Space Sluts   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
Love Muffin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 30'   The Main Wall
No Quarter   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 70'   The Main Wall
Spread Eagle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   The Main Wall
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Crank Whore 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Northeast California : ... : The Main Wall
The most popular route on the Main Wall. Follow the line of XL jugs up until the bolt line splits, follow the jugs to the right. The crux can be pulled multiple ways but involves the right hand undercling, high feet, and a toss, the true crux is just being fresh for the crux, as the move is probably only v0+....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By nicholasjohnson
1 hour ago
what up rad people,

I just want to give a warning that this Saturday (October 10th) there will be a large group (about 25 people) at the shredding. We will let others have first dibs on all the routes. Don't worry, we intend to be chill and respectful to all the other climbers who want to climb.

Crush on,

Cal Climbing Club
By CrimperE6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Oct 16, 2014
bring a stick clip for high first bolts. Can be loose on the lesser climbed areas
By CrimperE6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Aug 2, 2015

Having lived in Sydney for the last 7 years, i learned to bolt in the sandstone of the blue mountains, under the tutelage of Mike Law and Steven Hawkshaw, both industrial engineers and climbers. The following document is the general guide that i follow.


With the gluein anchor placements, when lowering off or TR, it is better to thread the rap ring if there is one and also thread the bolt. ( as the purpose is always to have 2 safety points) The 2 are offset to prevent rope twist which happens on 2 anchor points at the same level (overcome on most existing climbs at the shredding by unsightly chains). If quickdraws are used to TR off the anchors, i noticed on a couple of routes on the outer wall, (King of Fives and Momento Mori) the gate can be forced open with the angles generated from the rope line, as i didnt space them well enough, so its better to used a screwgate when TR, if you dont want to thread the anchor.
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