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Cloudburst Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Cloudburst Canyon Mega Classic.

Description 

Located about a half mile west of the Fortress, on the south side of the hwy, Cloudburst Canyon hosts some of the best, single pitch climbs in Woodfords. You can chase the shade and cool your feet in the year-round stream, within this beautiful canyon. Test your strength on the ominous and famed One of These Days (5.10), check out the Tiers for a full day of fun, fingery sending, or walk up the backside of the Tiers and get amped for High Energy Wall.

Approach times take about 10-15 minutes for the dirt parking area.

Getting There 

Look for the dirt road on the south side of hwy 88, approximately a half mile west of the fortress. See the MP map for the exact location.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.8 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',13],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cloudburst Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cloudburst Canyon:
In the Tall Grass   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   The Tiers : 1st Tier
Tall People Reach Short People Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Tiers : 2nd Tier
The Wind Through the Keyhole   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Tiers : 1st Tier
Unknown   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Tiers : 2nd Tier
Lost and Found   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Green Tongue Area
Bush League   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   One Of These Days Buttress
Neutron   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   High Energy Wall
Cartwheel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Ativan Grin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 112'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
One Of These Days   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   One Of These Days Buttress
Dr. Sleep   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
The Green Tongue   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   The Green Tongue Area
Pictures of Me   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   One Of These Days Buttress
The Choad   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Numb Bunion   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Into the Groove   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Long Arm of the Aug   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
THE DARK HALF   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Little Miss Manners   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   One Of These Days Buttress
Livin' A Dream   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   One Of These Days Buttress
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Featured Route For Cloudburst Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Kenny on Neutron

Neutron 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : High Energy Wall
Neutron is an excellent right leaning hand crack in a steep corner. Neutron will probably be the first obvious feature you notice on the approach to High Energy Wall. The original line shares an anchor with another very classic leaning crack called Proton, which is off to the left. Ryan Curry and FA-ist Mark Bauer added a direct line and anchors, which does not increase difficulty, and continues straight up from the end of the Neutron corner.. The position of the original anchor will create s...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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