Danland Rock Climbing
Areas in Danland
Green Crack Area 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Race Crack Area 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 13
Razor's Edge Area 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Silly Pinnacle, The 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 5
Upper Valhalla Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Valhala Area - Main 0 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
|GPS:||36.439, -118.763 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Nathan W. on Feb 15, 2015|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionDanland is a land of wonder, which lies right by the boundary of Sequoia NP in Mineral King. It hosts an array of climbs ranging from 5.6 - 5.12, the average tending to be around 5.10. The majority of the climbing is crack climbing with awesome splitters to guide the way, from seams to chimneys, and everything in between.
Dan D., the pioneer of Danland (though he didn't get to choose the name) has been involved in every FA and FFA, with help from Matt Merrit and Larry Zulim, and has spent many moons developing the wall to be the playground that it is today. Every bolt has been hand-drilled and most were drilled on lead, with an emphasis on fun, well-protected climbing. Please be mindful of any routes still being developed. There are undoubtedly several classic free climbs and, for those who are interested, plenty of aid climbing that makes for good fun and allows you to further explore the wall and experience even more great climbing. The entire crag has been developed rather recently so routes can be dirty, but with some traffic this should fade.
The wall is South-West facing and around 4000' in elevation so it is often climbable year-round.
The current mini-guide can be found on sekiclimbing.com , keep in mind that the guide is a rough-draft and has some inaccuracies.
Always check road conditions and peregrine closures Details
Getting ThereFrom Visalia, take highway 198 East towards Sequoia NP. After getting to Three Rivers look for the Mineral King Road on your right, two miles before the actual park entrance. Follow the narrow and winding road for 10 or so miles until reaching the cattle guard and park gate (closed in Winter).
Park off the road by the cattle guard and walk 200 feet up the road until you see steps cut into the road-cut on the left. Follow the obvious trail for 20 min. to the wall, from here it's a matter of what area you want to climb, a trail traverses the entire wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Danland
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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