Elevation: 5,962 ft
GPS: 38.766, -119.847 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rick D on Apr 3, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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.

44 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
 51
5.8 Hand Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
The Perfect Lie Back
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Whisker Biscuit
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Quoia the Destroya
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 8
Inside/Out
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
I Be Jammin'
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Sun Wall Middle
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 25
Walking Jack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
O.U.L.D.
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Arrowhead
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Dan-O-Bolt
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Pump Factory
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 12
The Hand of God
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.8 Hand Crack 1 - Books Area
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Perfect Lie Back 6 - Liebacks Area
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whisker Biscuit 3 - Donnie G
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quoia the Destroya 4 - Second Alcove
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Inside/Out 2 - Wood Hood
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
I Be Jammin' 4 - Second Alcove
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 1 - Books Area
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sun Wall Middle 8 - Sun Wall Area
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Walking Jack 4 - Second Alcove
 25
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sun Wall Left 8 - Sun Wall Area
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
O.U.L.D. 4 - Second Alcove
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Arrowhead 3 - Donnie G
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dan-O-Bolt 7 - Main Alcove
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Pump Factory 9 - Far East
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
The Hand of God 2 - Wood Hood
 12
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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