Main Island Rock Climbing
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The Sierras from Clark Canyon - Bloody Couloir is ...
This area plays host to some of the best sections of rock at Clark Canyon. As the name suggests, the island has climbing on all sides, ranging from short pocket pulling at The Alcove
, to long sustained climbs at Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
From the parking lot hike up the trail going straight past the boulder. At the split, take the right trail (the left goes to Area 13
) up the steep hill to the base of the Main Island.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Island
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Island:
Featured Route For Main Island
Driller Instinct 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
This is described in the guidebook as perhaps the best route at Clark Canyon. It is a beautiful, long pitch of steep climbing on great rock. Climb the bolted, right-facing dihedral before heading out right on to the face after the fifth (?) bolt. Climb the face to a small roof, passing it on the right, to a long, ever-steepening arete to the anchor. Be careful lowering/rappelling off. A 70-meter rope will lower you to the first bolt of the route, from where you can downclimb to the ground. Thos...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: The Main Island seen from the approach path.
Oct 25, 2014
The directions here are a little confusing:
"From the parking lot hike up the trail going straight past the boulder. At the split..."
The split is before the boulder.
"... take the right trail (the left goes to Area 13) up the steep hill to the base of the Main Island."
Left and right should be switched here. Area 13 is to the right of the Main Island.
Unless I'm really confused...