Elevation: 2,193 ft
GPS: 38.031, -120.395 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chad Lawver on Jan 12, 2016
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Columbia College Campus is currently closed to visitors and recreation including climbing. Both the Lower and Upper Arboretum are entirely closed. Climbers should not park on campus. In the interest of continued good relations with the College, please respect this closure. Details

Description

Possibly one of the most unique and densely populated bouldering areas in California. The Labrynth offers as much adventure as it does boulder problems. Navigating the area can be extremely difficult. It is strongly recommended to pick up the guide book in downtown Sonora at SNAC for the maps. There is a Facebook page, "Columbia Bouldering", where you might find a local to show you the way too.

Getting There

Get the guidebook for the hand drawn maps. These directions will only get you to the Approach Boulders.

From the State Park parking lot, walk 100 yards east to the dirt road and find the "Stage Coach Only" sign. Walk down this road for a few minutes until you see a less traveled dirt road off to the right. Just after getting on this road, there will be a trail on your left. The first problem you will see is "The Cave Route" on your right. These are the approach boulders.

If you are following the maps in the book to get to the Labrynth Main East/West and VB Land, note that problem "Broken" V2 has fallen over and is blocking the original trail. Step over the giant broken block to get back on trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Labyrinth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 5
Traverse of the Gods
Boulder
V0 4
 3
Arete Toss
Boulder
V1 5
 8
Pope Problem 426
Boulder
V1 5
 10
Underworld
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Trail Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Little Bulge Far Left
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Little Bulge Right
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 3
The Scoop
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 3
The Minotaur
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Anarchy left finish
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
The Rose
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Grave of the Underpants
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
History's Mysteries
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
Aries Curse
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Orbit
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Traverse of the Gods Labyrinth Main
 5
V-easy 3 Boulder
Arete Toss Labyrinth Main
 3
V0 4 Boulder
Pope Problem 426 Labyrinth Main
 8
V1 5 Boulder
Underworld Labyrinth Main
 10
V1 5 Boulder
Trail Face Waterway West
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Little Bulge Far Left Labyrinth Main
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Little Bulge Right Labyrinth Main
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scoop Labyrinth Main
 3
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
The Minotaur Labyrinth Main
 3
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Anarchy left finish Waterway West
 4
V5 6C Boulder
The Rose Waterway East
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Grave of the Underpants Waterway Caves
 4
V6 7A Boulder
History's Mysteries Waterway East
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Aries Curse Labyrinth Main
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
Orbit Waterway West
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
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