Elevation: 1,323 ft
GPS: 37.932, -120.462 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Jun 20, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: No new bolts. Respect signs and private property owners near the crags. Details

Description

Table mountain is an amazing place. Flat on top with sheer cliffs on each side, it winds for miles across the Sonora Pass area.

It is a source of pride for local geologists, as it is an amazing example of an "inverted stream" formed by a river bed filling with lava, explaining its flat-topped, winding appearance. There is some disagreement on this subject, but the rock is Latite.

Presently, there's a lot of development in the area.

WATCH OUT FOR POISON OAK. The approach to many of the climbing areas is overgrown with it, and it can be found at the base (and even on the rock face) of many climbs.

Check out this drone fly-by for a look at Table Mountain and the surrounding area.

Getting There

Table Mountain is a ways east of the Bay Area, but it kicks ass none-the-less. From the Bay Area, head like you're going to Yosemite; 580 east to 205 east to 5 north for a mile, then 120 east. A while after Oakdale, go straight on 108 where 120 goes right. At Jamestown take a left on Rawhide Road (there's a stop light) go over the narrow bridge and continue on Rawhide for 1.9 miles, then make a sharp left onto Shell Road. Shell Road turns into a dirt road at a gate 1.5 miles down road. At this point you're probably going to want a high clearance vehicle, or to just hike it.

NOTE - THERE IS NO CAMPING ALLOWED ON SHELL ROAD ANYWHERE.

Open a closed gate at the presumed end of the road, drive through, close the gate, and drive (carefully, you're on private property) over some rough road. Continue onwards to a second gate (which is sometimes closed, sometimes open) and pass through. Parking is between this gate and the final (semi-permanently) locked gate.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Table Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 149
Bandito
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 149
Table Manners
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 110
Sidesaddle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 124
Go with the Flow
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
Granted
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Hole in the Wall
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Chicken Ranch Bingo
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 46
Wing of Bat
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Color Coded Quickdraws
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 98
Three Fingered Jack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
D.C. Angel Cat
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 174
AC Devil Dog
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 124
Rawhide
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 64
Snake Bite
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Squealer
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bandito Grotto
 149
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Table Manners Grotto
 149
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sidesaddle Ort Wall
 110
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Go with the Flow Grotto
 124
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Granted Grotto
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hole in the Wall Grotto
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chicken Ranch Bingo Grotto
 49
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wing of Bat Welcome Wall
 46
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Color Coded Quickdraws Ort Wall
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Three Fingered Jack Grotto
 98
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
D.C. Angel Cat Eastern Front
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
AC Devil Dog Grotto
 174
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rawhide Grotto
 124
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Snake Bite Grotto
 64
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Squealer Grotto
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
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