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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 61 / 21 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 83
Dogtooth Peak 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Domelands 17 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Fish Creek near Kennedy Meadows 1 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Fresno Dome (Wamello) 13 / 39 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 52
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 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Needles / Kern River, The 128 / 42 / 21 / 10 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 180
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 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Shuteye Ridge 52 / 69 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 121
Squarenail 3 / 14 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Tollhouse Rock 23 / 15 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 38
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
Tollhouse Traverse
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tree Route
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Lieback
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
White Punks on Dope
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Imaginary Voyage
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spooky
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Igor Unchained
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
The Howling
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Airy Interlude
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Anti-Jello Crack
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thin Ice
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fancy Free
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Spook Book
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The Don Juan Wall
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Atlantis
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Tollhouse Traverse Tollhouse Rock > Tollhouse Rock 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Tree Route Needles / Kern River > Dome Rock 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Lieback Needles / Kern River > Kernville Rock (a.k.a. Kern Slabs) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
White Punks on Dope Needles / Kern River > Needles > Voodoo Dome 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Imaginary Voyage Needles / Kern River > Needles > Warlock 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Spooky Needles / Kern River > Needles > Charlatan 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Igor Unchained Needles / Kern River > Needles > Witch 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Howling Needles / Kern River > Needles > Warlock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Airy Interlude Needles / Kern River > Needles > Witch 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Anti-Jello Crack Needles / Kern River > Dome Rock 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Thin Ice Needles / Kern River > Needles > Sorcerer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Fancy Free Needles / Kern River > Needles > Charlatan 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Spook Book Needles / Kern River > Needles > Witch 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad 4 pitches
The Don Juan Wall Needles / Kern River > Needles > Sorcerer 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Atlantis Needles / Kern River > Needles > Sorcerer 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
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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
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
A new guidebook (June 2016) is available for Kern Slabs and New Directions Cliffs at kernvalleyclimbs.com featuring approximately 100 climbs Jun 19, 2016

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