Elevation: 3,761 ft
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Shared By: M. Morley on Apr 11, 2011
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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.

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) Area 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
 88
Tollhouse Traverse
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 188
Tree Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
The Lieback
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 167
White Punks on Dope
Trad 6 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 63
Imaginary Voyage
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 133
Spooky
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Innersanctum
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 312
Igor Unchained
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 82
The Howling
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 247
Airy Interlude
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 96
Anti-Jello Crack
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 229
Thin Ice
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 116
Fancy Free
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 80
The Don Juan Wall
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 84
Atlantis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tollhouse Traverse Tollhouse Rock > Main Wall
 88
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Tree Route Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 188
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Lieback Needles / Kern… > Kernville Rock (a.k.a…
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
White Punks on Dope Needles / Kern… > Needles > Voodoo Dome
 167
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Imaginary Voyage Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 63
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Spooky Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 133
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Innersanctum Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Igor Unchained Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 312
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Howling Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Airy Interlude Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 247
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Anti-Jello Crack Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 96
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Thin Ice Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 229
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Fancy Free Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 116
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Don Juan Wall Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 80
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Atlantis Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 84
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
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