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Areas in The Fortress

1 - Books Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
2 - Wood Hood 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
3 - Donnie G 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
4 - Second Alcove 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
5 - High Caliber Corridor 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
6 - Liebacks Area 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 4
7 - Main Alcove 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
7.5 - Top Rope Wall 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
8 - Sun Wall Area 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
8.5 - Red Pillar Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
9 - Far East 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description

The huge outcropping of rock that is located on the north side of the canyon.

Getting There

Park right before the bridge crossing the carson river. The fortress will be on your right. Hike up the ridge line just above the boulder field.

37 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Fortress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
The Perfect Lie Back
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
5.8 Hand Crack
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Whisker Biscuit
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Quoia the Destroya
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 7
Inside/Out
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
I Be Jammin'
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Sun Wall Middle
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Walking Jack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Topographic Ocean
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
O.U.L.D.
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Dan-O-Bolt
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Arrowhead
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
The Hand of God
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Perfect Lie Back 6 - Liebacks Area
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Crack 1 - Books Area
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whisker Biscuit 3 - Donnie G
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quoia the Destroya 4 - Second Alcove
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Inside/Out 2 - Wood Hood
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
I Be Jammin' 4 - Second Alcove
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 1 - Books Area
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sun Wall Middle 8 - Sun Wall Area
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Walking Jack 4 - Second Alcove
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sun Wall Left 8 - Sun Wall Area
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Topographic Ocean 2 - Wood Hood
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
O.U.L.D. 4 - Second Alcove
 14
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Dan-O-Bolt 7 - Main Alcove
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Arrowhead 3 - Donnie G
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Hand of God 2 - Wood Hood
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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Perfect Lieback is an excellent climb with a botched bolted anchor. Some with some time and know-how should renovate the anchor of this popular climb. Apr 24, 2009
outdooreric
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
We just did The Perfect Lieback today and I didn't notice anything wrong with the anchor chains, maybe its been taken care of already. Jun 4, 2009
bruced  
Clean enough to eat off of. Jul 8, 2009
original rap bolts werent botched, but rather put in a convinient rap location. The climb was traditionally anchored. Jun 21, 2011
Ron (or anyone), do you know what the OW/squeeze to the left of Boulder Than You Think goes at? Nov 22, 2013

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