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.
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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
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for California:
Featured Route For California
Venom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Solarium
Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Sunset storm, Colorado Desert, Southern California...
A dirtbag meets the squeeze.
Sequoia Forest-Sequoia N.P. Photo by Blitzo.
Crazy desert clouds, Death Valley, NP
Bear Cub-Sequoia National Park. Photo by Blitzo.
Forest-Sequoia N.P. Photo by Blitzo.
Death Valley-Spring. Photo by Blitzo.
Try Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Stout. 10% ABV....
Titus Canyon, Death Valley
Seasonal Mass Snake Migration in Sinks Canyon. Th...
Climbing in the Colorado/Sonoran Desert. Photo by ...
Merced River Canyon, below El Portal, CA. Photo by...
Zabriski Point, Death Valley NP.
Climber on Loose Lady, 5.10a Joshua Tree National ...
California Poppy-State Flower. Photo by Blitzo.
The silky Eureka Dunes, Death Valley
Tufa Towers-Mono Lake. Photo by Blitzo.
The ghost town, Bodie. Photo by Blitzo.
Kirkwood Lake area. Photo by Blitzo.
Morro Rock-Sequoia National Park. Photo by Blitzo.
Joshua Tree. Photo by Blitzo
Bristlecone Pine-White Mountains. Photo by Blitzo.
High Sierra. Photo by Blitzo.
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