Elevation: 6,954 ft
GPS: 36.573, -118.752 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Wydaho Climber on Mar 5, 2010
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Always check SEKI road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Getting There

1.) Sequoia NP -- drive east on highway198 from Visalia and through Three Rivers. 

2.) Kings Canyon NP -- drive east on highway180 from Fresno and through Squaw Valley.

Camping: Sequoia camping at Lodgepole CG or free dispersed camping in the National Forest (w/ free permit). Winter camping at Potwisha CG, Buckeye Flat CG or Sequoia Campground and Lodge in Three Rivers.

Several Campgrounds exist in Cedar Grove/ Kings Canyon as well as more campgrounds in the Hume Lake area and Grant Grove areas.

Camping Sequoia / Kings Canyon 

Description

Granite boulders scattered amongst giant sequoia, fir, pine, oak and cedar forest, in the central Sierra Nevada California. Some boulders lie right next to some of the largest trees on earth, the giant sequoias. Some boulders are in the lower elevation foothill range and are good for winter. The beautiful canyon that is Kings Canyon has a great quantity of large/tall boulders. The boulders in Sequoia tend to be lichen filled slabs but occasionally you'll come across some heavily featured, bomber quartz monzonite. Some of it is slightly overhanging, but mostly slabs and vertical problems in the V0-V6 range. Not much hard bouldering has been done here,... yet. The smaller lines in Sequoia that tend to be dirty are just not as classic as the big clean lines of Yosemite or Bishop. Most of the boulders are in clusters or grouped together, like the General Sherman area, Eli's Paradise, & the Roads End boulders. This makes it good for some circuit bouldering. There is a lot of potential for FA's here so if you like hiking, exploring & cleaning...with no climbers around,  just some occasional hikers, this place could be worthwhile for a visit. This is not a real bouldering destination area though. Best to visit for many days and combine some cragging, hiking, camping etc. The season at around 7000' is May to November, with some winter/spring potential in the foothills zone (1000'-4500'). Road construction with delays is always possible when driving into the park. May need to carry tire chains in the winter/spring season. A brush comes in handy, always protect your food from bears, don't feed the wildlife and keep your impact low. For access to Sequoia, the closest town is Three Rivers, CA. Three Rivers Brewing Co and Sierra Subs are both excellent. If driving up highway 180 to Kings Canyon, the last town is Squaw Valley. It's a good idea to fill up your gas tank in town and there are a few markets in the parks if you need supplies. Check with the park about up to date info. NPS Sequoia / Kings Canyon 

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Classic Climbing Routes at SEKI Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Hay Ride
Boulder
V0 4
 11
Augustus McCrae
Boulder
V0 4
 6
Woodrow Call
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Too Heavy To Push
Boulder
V1 5
 6
Chimney
Boulder
V1 5
 4
One Slip Away
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Law of the Jungle
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Upside Down Tractor Pull
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
I Wanna Be Like You
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
The Bare Necessities
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Butter Muffins
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 3
Bilar Main
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Spirit Heal
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hay Ride Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 5
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Augustus McCrae Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder #10
 11
V0 4 Boulder
Woodrow Call Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 9
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Too Heavy To Push Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 6
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Chimney Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder #11
 6
V1 5 Boulder
One Slip Away Hanging Rock
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Law of the Jungle Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 7
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Upside Down Tractor Pull Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 6
 3
V3 6A Boulder
I Wanna Be Like You Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 7
 3
V3 6A Boulder
The Bare Necessities Cedar Grove Bou… > … > Northwest Lot > Boulder # 7
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Butter Muffins General Sherman… > Butter Muffins
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Bilar Main Wuksachi Lodge > Bilar Boulder
 3
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Spirit Heal Wuksachi Lodge > Clover Creek aka Spir…
 3
V4 6B Boulder
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