BETA PHOTO: High Eagle Overview
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.
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.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For High Eagle
Illuminati 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Main Wall
70m, 29 bolts, this is a LOONG route. This route breaks up into three sections with midway anchors. Start up the arete with some hard moves off the ground before you can pull over on the slab. Enjoy straight forward climbing until the angle starts to steepens below a set of crack features. Slap up the seams, rails and cracks until you can get established on good holds. Pull up to the first anchor on good jugs. This section is mostly 5.10+ with a distinct 5.11a/b crux. Traverse left from the bel...[more] Browse More Classics in CA