The Citadel Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.065, -118.619 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||rocky233 on Jul 19, 2006|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionThe Citadel rises over 3000 ft above the Middle Fork of the Kings River, and is one of the most impressive walls in the Sierra. There are a couple moderate ridge climbs to the summit, but the finest routes are on The Citadel's steep north face. While this peak can be seen for miles away, it probably gets few ascents due to the long approach and the need to cross the Kings River.
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Getting ThereFrom Bishop, drive 18 miles west to South Lake. From the trailhead at South Lake, hike the Bishop Pass Trail 12.5 miles to Le Conte Canyon. Here BPT ends at a junction with the John Muir Trail which parallels the Middle Fork of the Kings River. Head south on the John Muir a couple miles and find a way to cross the river upstream from Ladder Creek. Then head up the small valley toward The Citadel and cross Ladder Creek when you can.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Citadel
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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