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High Eagle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 37.3736, -119.428 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Aug 26, 2013
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High Eagle is one of the premier crags located near Friend Rock Camp. Most climbs are sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.12 range with a few mixed routes thrown in. Routes here tend to be quite long and require use of midway anchors to descend.

This whole area gets morning sun and the right side (Shape-Shifter, etc) gets shade earlier in the day.

Getting There 

The hike is mostly down hill takes about 15 minutes. Park at the pull-out for Friend Rock Camp just below the gate which leads to the shuteye ridge lookout. This is on road 6S059. 4WD is required to get here, see map for details. Otherwise park at the 2WD pullout and hike an extra 10 minutes up the road to Friend Rock Camp.

From the camp locate the talon and look for a tree with a gap sawed in it that marks the start of the trail. There are also cairns here. Follow the obvious trail towards the very large dome on your right. Once you reach rock gulley head up hill, staying close to the wall and contour around the base. You will hit the Shape-shifter area first. Continue along the base until you must make a step around move to access the Main Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in High Eagle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for High Eagle:
Welcome to the Dark Side   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   Darkside
We Free Again Boys   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Darkside
Sweaty Betty   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Main Wall - Lower Left
Little Kala   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Main Wall - Lower Left
Elixir   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Main Wall
Bio Luminescent   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Main Wall
Illuminati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 230'   Main Wall
Gravity Pool   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Shape Shifter Area
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Featured Route For High Eagle
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Ruggiero leading Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Main Wall - Lower Left
This long varied route has everything from crimps and jugs to hand jams. Start with some jugs to a high first bolt. Weave your way around the face with lots of three dimentional climbing. Pull the crux and then wander up cracks and runnels. An optional piece can be placed here. A few more bolts lead protect the final steep section of amazing shuteye granite....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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