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SEKI Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 36.6029, -118.7581 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Granite boulders scattered amongst giant sequoia, fir, pine and cedar forest. Central Sierra Nevada, California. Some boulders lie right next to some of the largest trees on earth, the giant sequoias. Some boulders are in the lower elevation foothill range and are good for winter. There's bouldering at 11,000 feet that requires backpacking in. The boulders tend to be lichen filled slabs but occasionally you'll come across some High Sierra bomber quartz monzonite. Kind of similar stone to the Tamarack boulders in Yosemite, or a bit chossier than the stone at Courtright Resv. Some of it is slightly overhanging, but mostly slabs and vertical probs(V0-V6). Not much hard bouldering has been done here, to my knowledge. The smaller lines that tend to be dirty are just not as classic as the big clean lines of Yosemite or Bishop. Most of the boulders are in clusters or grouped together, like the General Sherman area and the Eli's Paradise boulders (also known as the Sunset Rock trail boulders). This makes it good for some circuit bouldering. Some will require hiking in 5 to 20 mins. If you keep your eyes peeled while driving through the park, you'll also spot a good sized number of climbable boulders. There is a lot of potential for FA's here so if you like hiking, exploring, & cleaning...with no climbers around; just some occasional hikers, this place could be worthwile for a visit. This is not a real bouldering destination area though. Best to visit for many days and combine some cragging, hiking, etc. The season at around 7000' is May to November, with some winter/spring potential in the foothills zone(1000'-4500'). Road construction with delays is always possible when driving into the park. May need to carry tire chains in the winter/spring season. Check with the Park about up to date info. nps.gov/seki/index.htm

Getting There 

1.) Sequoia- drive on hwy.198 from Visalia and Three Rivers, CA. Park entrance gate just past Three Rivers town (last gas, groceries).

2.) Kings Cyn.- hwy 180 from Fresno and Squaw Valley (last groceries/gas).

Climbing Season

For the Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

63 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',16],['V2-3',34],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For SEKI Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Right up the center.

Project 7.3 V4 6B  CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Northwest Lot
Unfinished project. FA - let me know your rating and route name. Right up the center of the boulder. HUGE jug at top prevents heartbreaks....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of SEKI Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering near Buck Rock
bouldering near Buck Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering at the Marble Fork overlook. Sequoia NP...
bouldering at the Marble Fork overlook. Sequoia NP...
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering along the middle fork kaweah river. foo...
bouldering along the middle fork kaweah river. foo...
Rock Climbing Photo: this boulder is on the tokopah falls trail...near ...
this boulder is on the tokopah falls trail...near ...
Rock Climbing Photo: this boulder is on the tokopah falls trail...near ...
this boulder is on the tokopah falls trail...near ...
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering along the middle fork kaweah river. foo...
bouldering along the middle fork kaweah river. foo...
Rock Climbing Photo: spirit heal boulder - maybe the best overhung face...
spirit heal boulder - maybe the best overhung face...
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering near Buck Rock. Sequoia Natl Forest
bouldering near Buck Rock. Sequoia Natl Forest
Rock Climbing Photo: Granite slab at Marble Fork overlook in Sequoia NP...
Granite slab at Marble Fork overlook in Sequoia NP...
Rock Climbing Photo: This boulder has a few fun problems on it. It's ju...
This boulder has a few fun problems on it. It's ju...
Rock Climbing Photo: spirit heal boulder. quartz monzo, super featured ...
spirit heal boulder. quartz monzo, super featured ...

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