Elevation: 3,964 ft
GPS: 37.7436, -119.581
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Overview

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.
V8 7B
 80
Midnight Lightning
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,733
Southeast Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 1,244
Snake Dike
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,138
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 677
Matthes Crest Traverse - South t…
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 420
Regular Northwest Face of Half D…
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 538
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 154
Salathe Wall
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 754
Sons of Yesterday
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 973
Serenity Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 367
Positive Vibrations
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 195
Astroman
Trad 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 331
The North Face
Trad 8 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 106
Separate Reality
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 59
Freerider
Trad 30 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Midnight Lightning Yosemite NP > … > Camp 4 Boulders > Big Columbia Boulder
 80
V8 7B Boulder
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
 1,733
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Snake Dike Yosemite NP > … > D. Half Dome > 3. Southwest Face
 1,244
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 8 pitches
Corrugation Corner Lake Tahoe > … > Main Formation > Main Wall
 1,138
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
 677
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > … > D. Half Dome > 1. Northwest Face
 420
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches
The Nose Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 538
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Salathe Wall Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 154
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Sons of Yesterday Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 754
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Serenity Crack Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 973
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Positive Vibrations High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtoo… > Incredible Hulk
 367
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Astroman Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > I. Washington Column
 195
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 10 pitches
The North Face Yosemite NP > … > Lower Merced Ri… > Ba. The Rostrum
 331
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Separate Reality Yosemite NP > … > Lower Merced Ri… > Ak. Wildcat Falls & A…
 106
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Freerider Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 59
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad 30 pitches
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