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Lightning Bolt S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Rolling Thunder S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stormy Monday S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Summer Storm S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Elevation: 4,814 ft
GPS: 39.326, -120.648 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bill Price on Jul 19, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Crag left of The Fortress.
No overnight camping on PG&E property Details

Getting There

Hike past The Fortress to some cairns that mark another trail to the left side of The Fortress. Cut up left on a new trail that leads toward the cliff left of The Fortress. The trail cuts back right, up a short distance, then right and up to the base of the left side of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lightning Bolt Crag

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Summer Storm
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stormy Monday
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rolling Thunder
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Lightning Bolt
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Summer Storm 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Stormy Monday 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rolling Thunder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lightning Bolt 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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Marji  
Finally checked out this crag! Really like the rock and the route lines, thanks! They are tough and diverse, make ya work and lots of fun. Folks need to check it out more often to help get it cleaned up. I was really impressed with how much work has been done to clean up the approach and belay area, my partner and I noticed and really appreciate it! Our only surprise was the grading was not consistent with the rest of the area. I'd never throw a practicing leader on that 5.9+ whereas I'd put them on the low 10's at Kudos wall. Great routes though! Oct 22, 2016
Fixed map location. It is the cliff left of fortress, not really uphill from the fortress, but left for sure. Read the "getting there" description and follow the trail to the left side of the cliff. May 2, 2016
Hi gang,
I'm confused on the exact location of this crag. If looking at the Fortress is this uphill and to the left of it? Thanks May 2, 2016
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
Pretty sure that the location of this area is wrong on the MP mapping function. Just FYI. Jul 31, 2015

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