Southern Sierra Rock Climbing
Lots of cool stuff. Photo by Blitzo.
The Sierra Nevada covers a huge geographical area. Dividing this into Southern and Northern regions is an attempt to create a more logical, manageable, and hopefully user-friendly structure. The Sonora Pass Highway (108) area is used as a boundary between Southern and Northern regions. For information about the Eastern Sierra (Bishop, Mammoth, etc), refer to the Sierra Eastside section of the site.
For information about alpine routes including Charlotte Dome, please refer to the High Sierra section of the site.
The National Parks have their own dedicated sections. See Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP and Yosemite National Park.
Weather station 12.2 miles from here
377 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',57],['3 Stars',159],['2 Stars',121],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Sierra
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Sierra:
Featured Route For Southern Sierra
Elixir 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Main Wall
WOW!!! This route is a stunner. Start up easy terrain on sweet horizontals before you pull over onto a slab. Enjoy the warmup because soon enough the holds start shrinking and you are presented with the first of many cruxes. Weave your way up the wall and eventually make hard moves to a dihedral system out left. Savor a few bolts of easy climbing before confronted with a final long cruxy section. This route is super technical and just keeps delivering. Ends on an obvious ledge. If you still want...[more] Browse More Classics in CA