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Areas in The Fortress

1 - Books Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
2 - Wood Hood 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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
Elevation: 5,962 ft
GPS: 38.766, -119.847 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 26,157 total, 247/month
Shared By: Rick D on Apr 3, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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.

36 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
5.8 Hand Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Perfect Lie Back
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whisker Biscuit
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Red Pillar
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Quoia the Destroya
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Inside/Out
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Be Jammin'
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sun Wall Middle
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Walking Jack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sun Wall Left
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Topographic Ocean
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
O.U.L.D.
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Arrowhead
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
The Hand of God
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.8 Hand Crack 1 - Books Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Perfect Lie Back 6 - Liebacks Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whisker Biscuit 3 - Donnie G 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Red Pillar 8.5 - Red Pillar Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quoia the Destroya 4 - Second Alcove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Inside/Out 2 - Wood Hood 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
I Be Jammin' 4 - Second Alcove 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 1 - Books Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sun Wall Middle 8 - Sun Wall Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Walking Jack 4 - Second Alcove 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sun Wall Left 8 - Sun Wall Area 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Topographic Ocean 2 - Wood Hood 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
O.U.L.D. 4 - Second Alcove 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Arrowhead 3 - Donnie G 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
The Hand of God 2 - Wood Hood 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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Ron (or anyone), do you know what the OW/squeeze to the left of Boulder Than You Think goes at? Nov 22, 2013
original rap bolts werent botched, but rather put in a convinient rap location. The climb was traditionally anchored. Jun 21, 2011
bruced  
Clean enough to eat off of. Jul 8, 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
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

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