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Areas in Northeast California

Bathroom Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bidwell Park 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bucks Lake Recreation Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding) 8 / 66 / 31 / 6 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 78
Byron’s Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Cantara Loop 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
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
Dunsmuir Grotto 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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
Hedge Creek Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Iron Gate Crags 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lassen National Park 79 / 26 / 32 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43 / 115
Lone Rock 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Lover's Leap 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
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 / 7 / 7
Ney Springs 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
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 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
South Fork 3 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Throne of the Mountain Gods, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
WhiskeyTown Dam Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

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
 89
Avalanche Gulch
Snow, Alpine
AI1-2
 27
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge
Ice, Alpine
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
 38
Casaval Ridge
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 89
Cosmic Wall
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
Baby Food
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Peapod
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Thumb One
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Tangerine Dream
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Chastity Belt
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Crank Whore
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Chasin' Tail
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Space Sluts
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Kinship of Fools
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Trophy
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Spread Eagle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Avalanche Gulch Mt. Shasta
 89
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Hotlum-Bolam Ridge Mt. Shasta
 27
AI1-2 Ice, Alpine
Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta
 38
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmic Wall Castle Crags > Ogre aka Mt. Hubris
 89
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
Baby Food Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Peapod Lassen NP > Eagle Peak aka… > Peapod and Right
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Thumb One Tom's Thumb
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tangerine Dream Lassen NP > Belly Button ak… > Left of the Regular R…
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Chastity Belt Burney Limeston… > Opposite Main Wall
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Crank Whore Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Chasin' Tail Lover's Leap > 45 Wall
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Space Sluts Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Kinship of Fools Lover's Leap > Plasma Wall
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Trophy Lassen NP > Belly Button ak… > Left of the Regular R…
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Spread Eagle Burney Limeston… > Main Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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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
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
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

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