Between the populous climbing destinations of Yosemite and the Tahoe area lies a more obscure section of the Sierra Nevada. It includes better known areas such as Table Mountain and the Calaveras Dome Area, as well as seldom visited or climbed mountain rock. Like all regions the span the breadth of the Sierra Nevada, it can be climbed in all seasons by moving to a currently comfortable elevation.
The three main trans-Sierra highways of Carson Pass (highway 88), Ebbetts Pass (highway 4) and Sonora Pass (highway 108) are used to reach these areas by visitors.
117 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Sierra:
Crystal Planet 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80' 5N06 of Sonora (2nd Quarry) : The Second Quarry
Squeaks of Gold 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200' Calaveras Dome Area : Hammer Dome
Silk Road (High Times) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, 14 pitches, 1000' Calaveras Dome Area : Calaveras Dome
Men's Crisis Center 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50' Table Mountain : The Grotto
Cell Block Six 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100' Sonora Pass (Hwy 108) : Jailhouse Rock
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Flight Simulator 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CA : Central Sierra : ... : The Grotto
Using the top anchor for A.C. Devil Dog (5.10d) and Table Manners (5.8), there is a bolt just right of this top anchor nearly directly above A.C. Devil Dog, which leads straight up the severly overhung upper headwall of the Grotto. This is Flight Simulator. Climb up large jugs for the first three bolts on hellaciously overhung but really solid rock. For the final two bolts and to the top anchors, climbing gets balancy and remains powerful. All moves are pumpy, all moves are excellent.A Fall i...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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