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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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 1,455
Southeast Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 1,045
Snake Dike
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 951
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 570
Matthes Crest Traverse - South t…
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 807
Central Pillar of Frenzy
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 355
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 425
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 133
Salathe Wall
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 135
Mithril Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 626
Sons of Yesterday
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 804
Serenity Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 193
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 290
Positive Vibrations
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 165
Astroman
Trad 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 275
The North Face
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
 1,455
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Snake Dike Yosemite NP > … > Half Dome > Southwest Face
 1,045
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 8 pitches
Corrugation Corner Lake Tahoe > … > Main Formation > Main Wall
 951
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
 570
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Central Pillar of Frenzy Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Area > Middle Cathedral Rock
 807
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > … > Half Dome > Northwest Face
 355
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches
The Nose Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 425
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Salathe Wall Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 133
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Mithril Dihedral High Sierra > 14 - Whitney &… > Mt Russell
 135
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Sons of Yesterday Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 626
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Serenity Crack Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 804
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
The Vampire Tahquitz & Suic… > … > (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 193
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Positive Vibrations High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtoo… > Incredible Hulk
 290
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Astroman Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > I. Washington Column
 165
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 10 pitches
The North Face Yosemite NP > … > Valley S Side > Rostrum
 275
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
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