Elevation: 5,962 ft
GPS: 38.766, -119.847 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 38,033 total · 313/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.

40 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
 60
The Perfect Lie Back
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
5.8 Hand Crack
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Whisker Biscuit
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Quoia the Destroya
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 7
Inside/Out
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
I Be Jammin'
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Sun Wall Middle
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Walking Jack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 18
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Topographic Ocean
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
O.U.L.D.
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Arrowhead
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Dan-O-Bolt
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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
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Crack 1 - Books Area
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Whisker Biscuit 3 - Donnie G
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quoia the Destroya 4 - Second Alcove
 17
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
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever 1 - Books Area
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sun Wall Middle 8 - Sun Wall Area
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Walking Jack 4 - Second Alcove
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Sun Wall Left 8 - Sun Wall Area
 18
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
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Arrowhead 3 - Donnie G
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dan-O-Bolt 7 - Main Alcove
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 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