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Valley Springs Klippe

Valley Springs Klippe Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 675'
Location: 38.1972, -120.8184 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Transon on Feb 26, 2011
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Description 

This is the eye-catching formation located alongside Highway 12. The ridge is extremely photogenic and despite being the only rock in sight, offers a wide variety of boulder features (huecos, double cracks, splitters, and some mild overhangs), plus plenty of easy ways up/down. Rock is mostly bomber, though covered with moss. Landings are safe, but sloped, (beware of cow patties). Exposed to the sun save for the single majestic tree atop the formation.

Getting There 

Park across CA-12 in the very large lot of the "Zippy Mart" gas station. Approach head on (take care crossing the highway) or circle through the trailer park to the west for an easier fence hop and less steep hike. Formation is about 300 meters from the road.

Climbing Season

For the Central Sierra area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: The full formation, as seen from the approach.
The full formation, as seen from the approach.
Rock Climbing Photo: A head-on view of the overhang on the north face. ...
A head-on view of the overhang on the north face. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A wicked splitter on the north face.
A wicked splitter on the north face.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the tallest features: a slightly overhangin...
One of the tallest features: a slightly overhangin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another sweet line, this one on the east end.
Another sweet line, this one on the east end.
Rock Climbing Photo: Endless features on this lonesome rock.
Endless features on this lonesome rock.

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By Sean Ansted
Nov 8, 2013
This area is on private property. Was out there about a week ago and got a visit from the sheriff's dept.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 28, 2014
Yep, I got the same reaction for the sheriff's the couple times I visited the rocks.

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