Elevation: 3,760 ft
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Description

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range covers a huge geographical area. In an attempt to create a more logical, manageable, and hopefully user-friendly structure, this page endeavors to cover those areas found on its western side.

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 Western 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
 125
Tollhouse Traverse
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 241
Tree Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 206
White Punks on Dope
Trad 6 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 78
Imaginary Voyage
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
Spooky
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Innersanctum
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
A Little Nukey
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 379
Igor Unchained
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 107
The Howling
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 288
Airy Interlude
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 122
Anti-Jello Crack
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 263
Thin Ice
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 146
Fancy Free
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 101
The Don Juan Wall
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 104
Atlantis
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tollhouse Traverse Tollhouse Rock > Main Wall
 125
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 4 pitches
Tree Route Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 241
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
White Punks on Dope Needles / Kern… > Needles > Voodoo Dome
 206
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Imaginary Voyage Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 78
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Spooky Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Innersanctum Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
A Little Nukey Courtright Rese… > Power Dome > W Face
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Igor Unchained Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 379
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Howling Needles / Kern… > Needles > Warlock
 107
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Airy Interlude Needles / Kern… > Needles > Witch
 288
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Anti-Jello Crack Needles / Kern… > Dome Rock
 122
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Thin Ice Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 263
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Fancy Free Needles / Kern… > Needles > Charlatan
 146
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Don Juan Wall Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 101
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Atlantis Needles / Kern… > Needles > Sorcerer
 104
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
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