Elevation: 1,567 ft
GPS: 40.638, -121.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rick Shull on Aug 14, 2003
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Description

Northeast California is dominated by the Shasta Cascade, which comprises a vast and diverse part of Northern California's interior. In the center of the region is Mount Shasta (14,179 ft.), the second highest peak in the Cascade range. This massive volcano is visible from all of the highest peaks in the region.

From the thick, temperate forests in the western portion, to the sagebrush desert and volcanic tablelands in the east, the area offers an amazing potential for year around adventures. Reaching from the granitic Trinity Alps on the western boundary, north to the Oregon border, east to the Nevada border and south to Mount Lassen National Park, climbing opportunities can be found on Limestone, Rhyolite, Basalt and Granite.

Split by Interstate 5, the Shasta Cascade is easy to get to from the Northwest or Central California. Once you leave I-5 your adventure begins as most of the climbing destinations are reached by winding 2 lane highways and/or multi-hour to multi-day approaches. Without major population centers in the region, many of the areas see little traffic. Although some of the crags offer sport climbing on world class limestone and rhyolite, many of the areas such as the Trinity Alps and Castle Crags have a long history of traditional adventure climbing and a minimum impact, wilderness ethic prevails. When visiting the gems of the Shasta Cascade, please do your best to leave it as wild as you found it!

Also included here is the northern end of the Sierra Nevada.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northeast California

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Mod. Snow
 120
Avalanche Gulch
Snow, Alpine
AI1-2
 33
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge
Ice, Alpine
V7 7A+
 3
Mission Impossible
Boulder
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 50
Casaval Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 134
Cosmic Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Baby Food
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Peapod
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Chastity Belt
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 3
Trip Around the Sun
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Meant to Be
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Willie's First Ride
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Space Sluts
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Kinship of Fools
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Trophy
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Avalanche Gulch Mt Shasta
 120
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge Mt Shasta
 33
AI1-2 Ice, Alpine
Mission Impossible Lost Sierra > … > Main Area > Bunny Blocks
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Casaval Ridge Mt Shasta
 50
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmic Wall Castle Crags > Ogre aka Mt Hubris
 134
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Baby Food Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Peapod Lassen NP > Eagle Peak > Peapod & Right
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chastity Belt Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Trip Around the Sun Lost Sierra > Bald Rock > Bald Rock Dome
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 5 pitches
[Redacted] Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Meant to Be Lover's Leap (L… > Plasma Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Willie's First Ride Mill
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Space Sluts Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Kinship of Fools Lover's Leap (L… > Plasma Wall
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Trophy Lassen NP > Plug > Left of the Regular R…
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
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