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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
 1,599
Southeast Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 1,137
Snake Dike
Trad 8 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,045
Corrugation Corner
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 628
Matthes Crest Traverse - South t…
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 386
Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 476
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 141
Salathe Wall
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 147
Mithril Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 684
Sons of Yesterday
Trad 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 878
Serenity Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 204
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 335
Positive Vibrations
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 175
Astroman
Trad 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 296
The North Face
Trad 8 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
Separate Reality
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southeast Buttress Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Peak > Southeast Slopes
 1,599
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Snake Dike Yosemite NP > … > D. Half Dome > 3. Southwest Face
 1,137
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 8 pitches
Corrugation Corner Lake Tahoe > … > Main Formation > Main Wall
 1,045
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Matthes Crest Traverse - So… Yosemite NP > … > Cathedral Range > Matthes Crest
 628
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Regular Northwest Face of H… Yosemite NP > … > D. Half Dome > 1. Northwest Face
 386
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 23 pitches
The Nose Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 476
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Salathe Wall Yosemite NP > … > B. El Capitan > 2. Southwest Face
 141
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Mithril Dihedral High Sierra > 14 - Whitney &… > Mt Russell
 147
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Sons of Yesterday Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 684
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Serenity Crack Yosemite NP > … > Royal Arches > Western Royal Arches
 878
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
The Vampire Tahquitz & Suic… > … > (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 204
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Positive Vibrations High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtoo… > Incredible Hulk
 335
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Astroman Yosemite NP > … > Valley N Side > I. Washington Column
 175
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 10 pitches
The North Face Yosemite NP > … > Lower Merced Ri… > Ba. The Rostrum
 296
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Separate Reality Yosemite NP > … > Lower Merced Ri… > Ak. Wildcat Falls & A…
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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