Elevation: 4,547 ft
GPS: 36.8, -118.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lindsey Isaacson on Jun 16, 2015
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Always check SEKI road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Description

Cedar Grove is one of the best kept secrets of the National Parks. The Visitor Center receives just over 100 contacts on a bad day and under 50 on a good day. Cedar Grove is nestled in the bottom of the Kings Canyon on the South Fork of the Kings River. There is hardly ever an issue finding a campsite as the over-flow campground rarely has to open. If, for some reason, even that fills up, the National Forest is just a mile a way for dispersed camping. The Village Lodge has great selection of beer, and you don't have to pay through the nose for a good microbrew. The rangers are very good-looking, incredibly funny, and some of them are even single. It is bear country, so store your food properly or pay $125 bucks in fines...or even more if your car is destroyed. It is a National Park, so it's probably best to leave Rufus at home.

The bouldering is very undeveloped...bring your wire brushes and a couple of buddies to move dead and fallen trees.

DISCLAIMER: Being as it is "new" territory - if you have climbed these routes, know them by other names, know any FAs, or think they deserve a different grade - let me know. There is a lot of potential for more challenging routes, but some of the landings need a little man power to clear out. FAs are UP FOR GRABS. Come get 'em!

Getting There

Cedar Grove is 1 hour from Grant Grove or 2 hours 15 minutes from Fresno.

Take HWY 180 into the park from Grant Grove (or Fresno). Between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove, it is National Forest Land. Dispersed, free camping is allowed. The National Park payed campgrounds are as you drive into Cedar Grove. 6 miles from the Visitor Center is Road's End Permit Station. Yes, the road actually ends. Road's End bouldering can be accessed from down there, the other areas are between the entrance and Road's End.

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