Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 36.439, -118.763 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan W. on Feb 15, 2015
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Description

Danland 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. There is crack climbing with awesome splitters to guide the way, from seams to chimneys, and everything in between, and sport climbing in the Valhalla area.
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.

Getting There

From 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.

38 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Danland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Loki
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 5
The Serpent (Midgard)
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Frosted Flakes
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Crack 'N Up
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Astrid
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Drill Baby Drill
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Foggy Bottom
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Hot Wings
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
 9
Jammies
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Viper
Sport, TR 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Race Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Angelfire
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Sky Walker
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 6
Lizard Run
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Loki Upper Valhalla Area
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Serpent (Midgard) Valhalla Area - Main
 5
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Frosted Flakes Razor's Edge Area
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crack 'N Up Race Crack Area
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Astrid Upper Valhalla Area
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Drill Baby Drill Valhalla Area - Main
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
Foggy Bottom Race Crack Area
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hot Wings Green Crack Area
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Jammies Race Crack Area
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
The Viper Valhalla Area - Main
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR 2 pitches
Race Crack Race Crack Area
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Angelfire Valhalla Area - Main
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Sky Walker Race Crack Area
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Lizard Run Race Crack Area
 6
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
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limpingcrab
Visalia, CA
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
Current topos and new route descriptions are now on sekiclimbing.com/danland.html Jan 26, 2017
Kevin Patterson
Wellington, New Zealand
Kevin Patterson   Wellington, New Zealand
A good alternative to higher crags when the weather is cold. Contains several climbs in the moderate range (5.5-5.9) Jun 12, 2017