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Elevation: 3,968 ft 1,209 m
GPS: 37.74358, -119.58098
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Shared By: Anonymous on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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For sheer variety of rock and stable weather it is hard to beat California as a climbing destination.

Want soaring granite? Head to Yosemite National Park. Want thousands of sport routes and world class bouldering? Head to the Buttermilks or Owens River Gorge on the East side of the Sierra. Looking for limitless climbing under a warm, desert sun, visit Joshua Tree.

Head West to find the goods.

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Classic Climbing Routes at California

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,884
Southeast Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,281
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 743
Matthes Crest Traverse - South t…
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 925
Regular Route
Trad 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1,112
Central Pillar of Frenzy
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 458
Regular Northwest Face of Half D…
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 597
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 525
Moby Dick Center
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 526
Third Pillar, Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,093
Illusion Dweller
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 521
Outer Limits
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 464
Oz
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 409
Positive Vibrations
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 436
Coarse and Buggy
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 355
The North Face
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
 1,884
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Corrugation Corner Lake Tahoe > … > Main Formation > Main Wall
 1,281
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
 743
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Regular Route Yosemite NP > … > Fairview Dome > N Face
 925
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 12 pitches
Central Pillar of Frenzy Yosemite NP > … > P. Cathedral Area > 6. Middle Cathedral Rock
 1,112
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > … > D. Half Dome > 1. Northwest Face
 458
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches
The Nose Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 597
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Moby Dick Center Yosemite NP > … > Southwest Base > Moby Dick & Pterodact…
 525
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Third Pillar, Regular Route Sierra Eastside > Lee Vining Cany… > Dana Plateau
 526
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Illusion Dweller Joshua Tree NP > … > Sentinel > Sentinel - W Face
 1,093
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Outer Limits Yosemite NP > … > Aj. Cookie Area > Cookie Cliff
 521
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Oz Yosemite NP > Tuolumne Meadows > Drug Dome
 464
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Positive Vibrations High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtoo… > Incredible Hulk
 409
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Coarse and Buggy Joshua Tree NP > … > Dihedral Rock > Dihedral Rock - E Face
 436
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The North Face Yosemite NP > … > Lower Merced Ri… > Ba. The Rostrum
 355
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
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