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Elevation: 1,325 ft 404 m
GPS: 37.93213, -120.46228
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Jun 20, 2002 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 187
Bandito
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 186
Table Manners
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 136
Sidesaddle
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 156
Go with the Flow
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 112
Granted
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Hole in the Wall
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Color Coded Quickdraws
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 118
Three Fingered Jack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 218
AC Devil Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 153
Rawhide
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 80
Snake Bite
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 37
Squealer
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 37
Men's Crisis Center
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Funny Man
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Flight Simulator
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bandito Grotto
 187
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Table Manners Grotto
 186
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sidesaddle Ort Wall
 136
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Go with the Flow Grotto
 156
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Granted Grotto
 112
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hole in the Wall Grotto
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Color Coded Quickdraws Ort Wall
 109
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Three Fingered Jack Grotto
 118
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
AC Devil Dog Grotto
 218
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Rawhide Grotto
 153
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Snake Bite Grotto
 80
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Squealer Grotto
 37
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Men's Crisis Center Grotto
 37
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Funny Man Midwall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flight Simulator Grotto
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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