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Elevation: 4,382 ft
GPS: 40.63801, -121.40297
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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
 146
Avalanche Gulch
Snow, Alpine
AI1-2 Steep Snow
 8
Hotlum Glacier Route
Ice, Snow, Alpine
V5 6C
 8
Rain Grain
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
The Shame
Boulder
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 60
Casaval Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 182
Cosmic Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Peapod
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Stinkwater
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Tangerine Dream
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
The Dike Route (aka East Face)
Trad 8 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Each Year People Are Killed
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Willie's First Ride
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Space Sluts
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Spread Eagle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Avalanche Gulch Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 146
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Hotlum Glacier Route Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 8
AI1-2 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine
Rain Grain Doyle Area > … > Taylor Bay > Tri Clump
 8
V5 6C Boulder
The Shame Doyle Area > … > Forever Young > Shame Boulder
 9
V5 6C Boulder
Casaval Ridge Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 60
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmic Wall Castle Crags > Ogre aka Mt Hubris
 182
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Peapod Lassen Area > … > Eagle Peak > Peapod & Right
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Stinkwater Mt Shasta Area > Ney Springs > Stinkwater Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tangerine Dream Lassen Area > … > Plug > Left of the Regular R…
 12
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The Dike Route (aka East Face) Castle Crags > Castle Dome
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 8 pitches
Each Year People Are Killed Lost Sierra > Grizzly Dome > Tunnel Routes
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
[Redacted] Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Willie's First Ride Lost Sierra > Mill
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Space Sluts Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Spread Eagle Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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