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Areas in Northeast California

Bald Rock 5 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Bidwell Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Bucks Lake Recreation Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding) 8 / 67 / 31 / 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 76
Cantara Loop 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Castle Crags 49 / 14 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 63
Cortizone Corner 1 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Crystal Lake 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Grizzly Dome 4 / 32 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
HWY 44 (East of Redding) 1 / 0 / 23 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 41
Iron Gate Crags 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lassen National Park 77 / 26 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43 / 111
Lone Rock 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lost Sierra, The 3 / 6 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Lover's Leap 0 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
Mill, The 8 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 12
Moonlight Crags 3 / 16 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Mt. Shasta 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Ney Springs 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Panther Springs 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Pigeon Cliff 26 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Plum Valley boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
South Fork 3 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Throne of the Mountain Gods, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tom's Thumb 10 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 12
Upper Bidwell Park 1 / 0 / 17 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Warner Valley 22 / 13 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 37
Elevation: 1,567 ft
GPS: 40.638, -121.403 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Rick Shull on Aug 14, 2003
Admins: Aron Quiter, Rick Shull, Lurker, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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
Avalanche Gulch
Snow, Alpine
AI1-2
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge
Ice, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
Casaval Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Cosmic Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Peapod
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
River View Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tangerine Dream
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Out of Order
Sport 3 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Chastity Belt
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crank Whore
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Meant to Be
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Space Sluts
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kinship of Fools
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The Trophy
Sport, Alpine
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Spread Eagle
Sport
Avalanche Gulch Mt. Shasta Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge Mt. Shasta AI1-2 Ice, Alpine
Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmic Wall Castle Crags > Ogre aka Mt. Hubris 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Peapod Lassen NP > Eagle Peak aka Th… > Peapod and Right 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
River View Crack Pigeon Cliff 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tangerine Dream Lassen NP > Belly Button aka… > Left of the Regular Route 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Out of Order Grizzly Dome > Main Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Chastity Belt Burney Limestone… > Opposite Main Wall 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Crank Whore Burney Limestone… > Main Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Meant to Be Lover's Leap > Plasma Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Space Sluts Burney Limestone… > Main Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Kinship of Fools Lover's Leap > Plasma Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Trophy Lassen NP > Belly Button aka… > Left of the Regular Route 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Spread Eagle Burney Limestone… > Main Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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FYI, I'm renaming this page from "Shasta Cascade" to "Northeast California."

This allows more flexibility, but keeps the same OG author and admin assignments.

I'll edit the description a bit to explain the changed concept.

But if anyone feels this a bad move let me know and I'll roll it back. Jul 22, 2015
For the scoop on the climbing in Northeast California check out the new "LOCALS GUIDE to: ROCK CLIMBS OF NORTHEAST CALIfORNIA" Dozens of new crags and great climbing in uncrowded settings, with plenty of further exploration to be had. Check out the info here: camp4press.com Feb 23, 2014

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