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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
 126
Avalanche Gulch
Snow, Alpine
AI1-2
 34
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge
Ice, Alpine
V5 6C
 4
Rain Grain
Boulder
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 53
Casaval Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 144
Cosmic Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Baby Food
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Peapod
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Six Toe Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Doesn't Suck
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Finger Bucket
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Tangerine Dream
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Chastity Belt
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Willie's First Ride
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Kinship of Fools
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Avalanche Gulch Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 126
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 34
AI1-2 Ice, Alpine
Rain Grain Doyle Area > … > Taylor Bay > Tri Clump
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Casaval Ridge Mt Shasta Area > Mt Shasta
 53
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmic Wall Castle Crags > Ogre aka Mt Hubris
 144
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Baby Food Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Peapod Lassen Area > … > Eagle Peak > Peapod & Right
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Six Toe Crack Castle Crags > Six Toe Rock
 27
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Doesn't Suck Lover's Leap (L… > 45 Wall
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Finger Bucket Lover's Leap (L… > 45 Wall
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tangerine Dream Lassen Area > … > Plug > Left of the Regular R…
 11
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Chastity Belt Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
[Redacted] Redding Area > Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Willie's First Ride Lost Sierra > Mill
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Kinship of Fools Lover's Leap (L… > Plasma Wall
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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