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Horseshoe Canyon Rock Climbing
Routes in Horseshoe Canyon
|Animal Style S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Bizatch S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Climbers Beware S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X|
|Comfortably Dumb S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Creepshow S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Diagon Alley S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Human Oddity S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Uncomfortably Dumb S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Unknown S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Vacavillain S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|GPS:||38.915, -121.014 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Jan 20, 2003|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionHorseshoe Canyon currently contains some of the tougher climbing in the Auburn Cliffs area, with routes up to 5.12c. This area is still very much under development, with new routes going up every once in a while.
The right side of Horseshoe Canyon itself is over 200 feet in height, though most of the current routes don't go any further than 75.
All existing routes in Horseshoe Canyon are bolted, though one climb should definitely be backed up with protection, as the bolts are not good.
Closes at dusk, and most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 website for current information.
Classic Climbing Routes at Horseshoe Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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