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Routes in The Ogre aka Mt. Hubris

Cosmic Wall T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Golden Opportunity T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
solar wind T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Elevation: 5,500 ft
GPS: 41.177, -122.337 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Jun 1, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, Muscrat, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Ogre is a large granite formation dominating the upper skyline of Castle Crags State Park. The nearly 1000' East face resembles the face of an Ogre and this is where it gets its name. Most of the established routes climb the longest section of the East face following weakknesses and dykes. They are all multi-pitch trad affairs involving considerable run-outs. The routes range from 5.6 to 5.10d.Standard descent from the summit involves two raps down the North East face into a gully which leads back to the base of the East face. The 1st rap is via bolts on the summit and requires a 200' rope. The second rap is off a tree. Walk down and right to retrieve gear.

Getting There

Follow the Castle Dome trail to Castle Dome's left flank and continue up and left along the ridge line to the Ogre (stay on the crest to avoid bushes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Ogre aka Mt. Hubris

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
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Cosmic Wall
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 6 pitches
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This is a cool place. A bit of a hike, but worth it. Oct 22, 2006
The 2.5 mile hike up to the top of the Crags is short, steep, dusty, and unrelenting. Expect 1.5 - 2 hours to the base of The Ogre. Amazing views reward you at mile 2, with the crags arrayed on the west end of a granite plateau and Shasta looming in the northeast.

Don't pass up the year round water at Indian Springs - a great microclimate fold in the mountain, off a marked spur trail at mile 1.6.

Camping on the Crags plateau is possible but not convenient for climbing purposes. Sep 26, 2007
Wanted to add that the second rappel off of Hubris is now a bolted rap station next to the tree (which previously served as the rap anchor). Sep 23, 2015

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