Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
East Rim Area

Select Area...
Action Figure Area 
Atari Area 
Blood Simple Area 
Cracks On The Rim Area 
Offwidth Area 
Sixty Foot Woman/Shadow Play Area 
Trombone Area 

East Rim Area Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.4171, -118.44991 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 64,881
Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Nov 4, 2007


51° | 17°

53° | 21°

57° | 26°

57° | 30°

52° | 28°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


This is the rock-band that runs along the top of the right (east) side of the canyon. It features the ultra-classic 'Atari' v6 as one of the first problems on the rim as you enter the canyon.

Getting There 

Take the main trail up the hill into the canyon and keep your eyes out for the few trails that lead up to the rim on the right (east) side. The rim is visible from the main trail, easy to find.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

104 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',36],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Rim Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Rim Area:
Althea   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 20'   Sixty Foot Woman/Shadow Pla... : Shadow Play Boulder
Sixty Foot Woman Traverse   V2 5+     Boulder, 60'   Sixty Foot Woman/Shadow Pla... : Sixty Foot Woman Wall
Rio's Secret Arete   V3 6A     Boulder   Sixty Foot Woman/Shadow Pla... : Secret Arete Boulder
Black Magic   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   Blood Simple Area : Black Magic Boulder
Cue Ball   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Sixty Foot Woman/Shadow Pla... : Shadow Play Boulder
Done With The South   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 20'   Blood Simple Area : Water Saps Cave
Action Figure   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   Action Figure Area : Action Figure Cave
Atari   V6+ 7A R     Boulder, 14'   Atari Area
Water Saps   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Blood Simple Area : Water Saps Cave
Cholos   V9 7C     Boulder, 8'   Action Figure Area : Action Figure Cave
Low Rider   V10- 7C+     Boulder, 10'   Action Figure Area : Action Figure Cave
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in East Rim Area

Featured Route For East Rim Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Colin Rickert on Atari

Atari V6+ 7A CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Atari Area
Dubbed "The World's Shortest Highball", Atari Arete is one of the most aesthetic boulder problems on the east side of the Sierras (or anywhere) and offers an exciting finish. What starts off as a wide sloping bear-hug style arete, eventually becomes narrower and less secure. Most beta involves heel-hooking one side of the arete (generally the right side) as you squeeze the arete and pull off the ground. Keep your eye out for marginal foot smears as you pull off the ground and again higher up. Th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of East Rim Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Atari Topo
BETA PHOTO: Atari Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: East Rim South Section
BETA PHOTO: East Rim South Section

Comments on East Rim Area Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!