Elevation: 3,209 ft
GPS: 37.038, -119.407 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: ClimbandMine on Feb 15, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Squarenail is predominately a sport crag with easy acess a short distance from Tollhouse rock, and closer to Fresno. It holds both moderate slab and steep face climbs, as well as a few cracks. Routes range from 5.5 to 5.12.

Getting There

From Prather, continue up 168, turning left at the stop sign up the "4 lane." From the stop sign, clock 5.2 miles. park at a pullout on a sweeping left-hand curve with a road-cut. You have to hop the curb just after the guardrail ends. A trail starts just before the roadcut rises up -- its a little hidden behind some brush. the trail takes you to the top of the cliff. Follow a gully down to access the main wall and harder (5.10 and up) routes. Continue along the top of the rock to a path leading down left to a scree gully and back to the slab routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Squarenail

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Elvis Has Left the Building
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Are You Small?
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Lost in Space
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Blue Suede Shoes
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Easy Rider
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Mr. Wizard
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Ground Zero
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Ape Index
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Lounge Lizard
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Metropolis
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
The World According to Mark
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Crossroads
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Animal Magnetism
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Elvis Has Left the Building Main Left Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Are You Small? Main Left Wall
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Lost in Space Main Left Wall
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Blue Suede Shoes Main Left Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Easy Rider Main Left Wall
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mr. Wizard Main Left Wall
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ground Zero Main Wall Right
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ape Index Main Wall Right
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lounge Lizard Main Left Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Metropolis Main Wall Right
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The World According to Mark Main Wall Right
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crossroads Main Wall Right
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Animal Magnetism Main Wall - Center
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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