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Elevation: 5,962 ft 1,817 m
GPS: 38.7663, -119.84706
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Shared By: Rick D on Apr 3, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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

Getting There Suggest change

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.

46 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
 104
The Perfect Lie Back
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
5.8 Hand Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Whisker Biscuit
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Sun Wall Right
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
I Be Jammin'
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 53
Cat Scratch Fever
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Sun Wall Middle
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 28
Walking Jack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 29
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
O.U.L.D.
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Arrowhead
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Dan-O-Bolt
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Ears to You
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 19
The Hand of God
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Mr. Personality
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Perfect Lie Back 6 - Liebacks Area
 104
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Crack 1 - Books Area
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whisker Biscuit 3 - Donnie G
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sun Wall Right 8 - Sun Wall Area
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
I Be Jammin' 4 - Second Alcove
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 1 - Books Area
 53
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Sun Wall Middle 8 - Sun Wall Area
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Walking Jack 4 - Second Alcove
 28
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sun Wall Left 8 - Sun Wall Area
 29
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
O.U.L.D. 4 - Second Alcove
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Arrowhead 3 - Donnie G
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dan-O-Bolt 7 - Main Alcove
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Ears to You 4 - Second Alcove
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
The Hand of God 2 - Wood Hood
 19
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
Mr. Personality 5 - High Caliber Corr…
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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