Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmste...
For sheer variety of rock and stable weather it is hard to beat California as a climbing destination.
Want soaring granite? Head to Yosemite National Park
. Want thousands of sport routes and world class bouldering? Head to the Buttermilks
or Owens River Gorge
on the East side of the Sierra. Looking for limitless climbing under a warm, desert sun, visit Joshua Tree
Head West to find the goods.
Major Destination Areas
Classic Yosemite Valley view.
Joshua Tree National Park
Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmstead Point, Yosemite NP
Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
Joel wants to 'Sail Away'!
Great photo by Damon Corso of Michael Reardon on the Pirate.
Josh Junkermeier, Big Chicken V4, Happy Boulders, Eastern Sierras.
Unknown climber hiking the crux.
Joe L. coming up the wide crack section.
If you have a 5" shoulder, you can do it this way.
...The rest of us can't. :-|
Palisades from Dusy Basin. From left to right: Mt. Agassiz, Mt. Winchell, Thunderbolt Peak, Starlight Peak, North Palisade - July 2007
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
20,331 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1381],['3 Stars',5854],['2 Stars',7454],['1 Star',4984],['Bomb',191]
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he ’90s, judging by the bolts at some anchors. Our line veers from the aid route in a few places to allow for free climbing and/or avoiding death. For example, a leftward traverse on the fourth...[more] Browse More Classics in CA