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The Patio Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe patio is located across the canyon from the majority of the climbing. Technically it is on the same wall as surf tower but way up the scree slope. The 50 ft swath of rock at the top is generally of good quality but deteriorates as you head to the right and down the hill.
Access Notes Details
The open climbing areas are right next to a dangerous active quarry, so regardless of what you read on the internets, respect whatever "closed" signs you find on your visit. CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Cave Valley. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Cave Valley page norcalcrags.org/crags/cavev….
The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Patio
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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