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California

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.

Climbing Gyms

Major Destination Areas

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Sunset storm, Colorado Desert, Southern California.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Sunset storm, Colorado Desert, Southern California. Photo by Blitzo.
A dirtbag meets the squeeze.
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Bear Cub-Sequoia National Park.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmstead Point, Yosemite NP
[Hide Photo] Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmstead Point, Yosemite NP
Sequoia Forest-Sequoia N.P.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Forest-Sequoia N.P.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Crazy desert clouds, Death Valley, NP
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Randomly named Speed "HUMP" Taking advantage of the moment.
[Hide Photo] Randomly named Speed "HUMP" Taking advantage of the moment.
Seasonal Mass Snake Migration in Sinks Canyon.  Thousands of snakes moving in packs of two to nine.  Dangerous and extremely aggressive!  Known to swarm.  Have cut dogs to pieces and disarmed people swinging shovels at them.
[Hide Photo] Seasonal Mass Snake Migration in Sinks Canyon. Thousands of snakes moving in packs of two to nine. Dangerous and extremely aggressive! Known to swarm. Have cut dogs to pieces and disarmed peopl…
Joshua Tree
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Death Valley-Spring.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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California Poppy-State Flower.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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