Moro Rock (SEKI) Climbing
Routes in Moro Rock (SEKI)
|Aerial Boundaries T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Arc of a Biner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Bear Damage S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Between the Thighs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Digging in the Dirt T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Direct East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A2|
|Flight of Stares T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Full Metal Jacket 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3|
|Holy Grail T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ladies on Top T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Levity's End T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Lizards Kiss, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Modern Guilt T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Offramp T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Pennies On The Patio T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|South Cracks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|South Face T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Stair Trek T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|There's always room for Jello S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||36.544, -118.764 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||37,145 total, 302/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Daly on Nov 6, 2007|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionNot to be confused with Morro Rock in the California costal town of Morro Bay, Moro Rock is the most climbed summit in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, undoubtedly because the car-to-car distance on the standard route is a mere 1/4 mile, with a climb of 300 feet. The rock itself is a granite exfoliating dome of the same variety as that of Half Dome and Mount Starr King. Moro Rock protrudes into the massive canyon of the Kaweah River, just far enough to produce marvelous views of the Great Western Divide and the striking granite flanks of The Fin and The Castle Rock Spires, to the east.
While the stairs of the "standard route" are a marvel of engineering, blasted as they are right into the Sierra Nevada granite, this little stroll itself is not worthy objective of Mountain Project technical climbers. What is worthy is the rock's 1000-foot+ sheer walls, boasting a myriad of climbing routes upon its flanks, mostly free climbs with some aid routes interspersed. Surprisingly, there is little information on the internet, compared to the more popular climbs of Yosemite. However, if you're a climber that is more keen to less populated lines, Moro Rock will not disappoint the avid adventurist.
Always check road conditions and peregrine closures Details
Getting ThereFrom the south entrance on the Generals Highway (Hwy 198), drive up to the Giant Forest area (20 miles). Turn right onto a small road that is signed for Moro Rock, Cresent Meadows, and The Auto Log. Follow the road for 1 mile. Signs are marked to show direction to Moro Rock. Park at the established parking lot. Ensure you lock your vehicle and remove food and scented items as this is a frequented area by not only people but bears alike!
Classic Climbing Routes at Moro Rock (SEKI)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season