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Cloudburst Canyon  

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Overhanging, but not too pumpy.


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

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Bush League   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   One Of These Days Buttress
Ativan Grin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 112'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Cartwheel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Orange Wedge   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 2nd 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
Numb Bunion   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Dangling Legs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   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
Into the Groove   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   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
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Featured Route For Cloudburst Canyon

Livin' A Dream 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : One Of These Days Buttress
This sport route has roughly 10 bolts and starts directly to the left of One of These Days. The route starts with mid .11 moves through the first roof and into a small corner (bolts on the left wall outside of the corner and then by the second roof (4th bolt) becomes a series of hard .11d moves with little rest to the chains. Several holds have been reinforced. While there are some big holds, mostly in the form of underclings, there are generally no real feet near them. This keeps the route v...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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