Mountain Project Logo

Routes in The Cove

Anchors Away S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bat Company S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bolting Ban TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V1 5
Dream Catcher TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Echo Chamber S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Flume with a View S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flumetastic S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flumetastic Voyage S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Flying Snakes S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
LOL TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0 4
Lime Light S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Long Shot S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Open Project S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Predator S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Psyche Ward S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pulp Friction S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rip Cord TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Ripple Effect S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vision Quest S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Order Wrong? Sort Routes

Description

The Cove. Mostly 5.11 some 12s bolted sport routes and easier stuff (left side past big blocks).

Getting There

13 miles down Bowman Lake Rd from Hwy 20. First major cliff past slabs on right at the bottom of the big descent down the fire road into Bowman Valley. Follow the cement flume carrying water (on right) about 1/4 mile to The Cove. Cross flume on small bridge by mini gauging station. Easier climbs begin on far left side of cliff behind large boulder above flume tunnel (water out flow). This is about `1/2 mile before you get to the Bridge.

19 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Cove Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Cove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Flumetastic
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Flume with a View
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 10
Flumetastic Voyage
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Bat Company
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Long Shot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Flying Snakes
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Ripple Effect
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Anchors Away
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Lime Light
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Vision Quest
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pulp Friction
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Flumetastic
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Flume with a View
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Flumetastic Voyage
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport
Bat Company
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Long Shot
 39
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Flying Snakes
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ripple Effect
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Anchors Away
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Lime Light
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Vision Quest
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
More Classic Climbs in The Cove »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

GizzardJones
Rancho Cordova,CA
GizzardJones   Rancho Cordova,CA
anybody have any info on the Bi- Boulder? behind "Pulp Friction" at the Cove
has 3 TR anchors and a 2 sport climbs next to it. Thanks Love this area! BIG props to the all the FA crew putting the major work and stoke in. Id love to add some goodness one day their myself. Oct 24, 2015
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
Check the comments on Flumetastic Voyage. C Miller probably has the answers to your questions. Oct 25, 2015
Alex McKenzie
Nevada city, CA
Alex McKenzie   Nevada city, CA
Won't be adding A Restless Affair because I haven't climbed it yet. Oct 28, 2017
Maxwell Dergosits
San Francisco
Maxwell Dergosits   San Francisco
Anyone find a green black diamond fleece near the cove or near the parking across the water around 6/2/18? Jun 6, 2018
Does anyone have any beta about the route to the left of flumetastic voyage? It looks to share the same anchor but has its own unpainted bolts. Jun 15, 2018

More About The Cove

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (10)

All Photos Within The Cove (24)

Most Popular · Newest · Random