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Squarenail Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.0376, -119.4074 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ClimbandMine on Feb 15, 2003
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Squarenail is predominately a sport crag with easy acess a short distance from Tollhouse rock, and closer to Fresno. It holds both moderate slab and steep face climbs, as well as a few cracks. Routes range from 5.5 to 5.12.

Getting There 

From Prather, continue up 168, turning left at the stop sign up the "4 lane." From the stop sign, clock 5.2 miles. park at a pullout on a sweeping left-hand curve with a road-cut. You have to hop the curb just after the guardrail ends. A trail starts just before the roadcut rises up -- its a little hidden behind some brush. the trail takes you to the top of the cliff. Follow a gully down to access the main wall and harder (5.10 and up) routes. Continue along the top of the rock to a path leading down left to a scree gully and back to the slab routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Squarenail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Squarenail:
Are You Small?   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mr. Wizard   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Lost in Space    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For Squarenail
Rock Climbing Photo: Asteroid Belt

Inner Space 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Southern Sierra : Squarenail
This route is located over in the "Asteroid Belt" which is the western most boulders at Squarenail. Great featured chimney, if only it was longer! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Jan 26, 2009
This (Squarenail) should be set as a seperate area in the Sierra Foothills region.
By Chad Namolik
From: California
Apr 20, 2012
led Mr Wizard recently and its a pretty good route. mid life crisis looks good too.
By russell morris
Aug 11, 2012
the 4 lane is on fire
By Chris Blanchard
Nov 24, 2012
Does anyone know what the bolted route is on the block above playground ledge? It is sewn up pretty good and I was super interested in getting on it .... but I couldn't find a starting hand hold .. or foot hold .. or any hold??
By Aaron Slaven
From: Fresno, CA
Mar 28, 2013
Chris, it's just been referred to as the "Aid Boulder" in the guide books.
Jetstream (.10c) - left trending w/ 4 bolts.
True Grit (.10b) - right trending offwidth crack.

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