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Areas in Southern Sierra

Balloon Dome 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Balls, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Courtright Reservoir 62 / 21 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 84
Dogtooth Peak 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Domelands 15 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Fish Creek near Kennedy Meadows 1 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Fresno Dome (Wamello) 13 / 43 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 56
Graveyard Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Hoffman Mountain 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Lewis Creek 1 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Needles / Kern River, The 139 / 56 / 23 / 10 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 206
Rancheria Falls - Ice Climb 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Rise Again Rock 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shaver Lake Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Shuteye Ridge 54 / 75 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 129
Squarenail 3 / 14 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Tollhouse Rock 24 / 15 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Upper Jackass Lake 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Wilderness Wall 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Wimovi Pluton 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Yeti Dome (aka Musick Mountain) 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

The Sierra Nevada covers a huge geographical area. Dividing this into Southern and Northern regions is an attempt to create a more logical, manageable, and hopefully user-friendly structure. The Sonora Pass Highway (108) area is used as a boundary between Southern and Northern regions.

For information about the Eastern Sierra (Bishop, Mammoth, etc), refer to the Sierra Eastside section of the site.

For information about alpine routes including Charlotte Dome, please refer to the High Sierra section of the site.

The National Parks have their own dedicated sections. See Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP and Yosemite National Park.

Getting There

Tollhouse Rock, Courtright Reservoir, Yeti Dome (aka Musick Mountain) and Wilderness Wall are approached via Hwy 168 out of Fresno.

Fresno Dome (Wamello) is accessed from Hwy 41 out of Oakhurst.

Kings Canyon and Moro Rock (SEKI) are accessed by vehicle either from Hwy 180 from the northwest via Fresno, or by Hwy 198 from the southwest via Three Rivers.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southern Sierra

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 81
Tollhouse Traverse
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 159
Tree Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
The Lieback
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 148
White Punks on Dope
Trad 6 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 48
Imaginary Voyage
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 113
Spooky
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 257
Igor Unchained
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 61
The Howling
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 203
Airy Interlude
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 86
Anti-Jello Crack
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 192
Thin Ice
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 96
Fancy Free
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 33
Spook Book
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 68
The Don Juan Wall
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 82
Atlantis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tollhouse Traverse Tollhouse Rock > Tollhouse Rock
 81
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Tree Route Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 159
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Lieback Needles / Kern… > Kernville Rock (a.k.a…
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
White Punks on Dope Needles / Kern… > Needles > Voodoo Dome
 148
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Imaginary Voyage Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 48
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Spooky Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 113
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Igor Unchained Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 257
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Howling Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Airy Interlude Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 203
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Anti-Jello Crack Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 86
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Thin Ice Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 192
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Fancy Free Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 96
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Spook Book Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 33
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad 4 pitches
The Don Juan Wall Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 68
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Atlantis Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 82
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
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A new guidebook (June 2016) is available for Kern Slabs and New Directions Cliffs atkernvalleyclimbs.com featuring approximately 100 climbs Jun 19, 2016
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
Does anyone know of any recorded climbs up Dogtooth peak in the Dinky Lakes area? Besides summit climbs? Aug 19, 2016
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
Just moved back to the area. Always looking for climbing partners. PM me if you need to get on some rock!! I live in Clovis off the 168 a short jog up to tollhouse and squarenail. Jan 17, 2017

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