"Bare" Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.
This place offers some fairly decent opportunities for deep water soloing and roped routes up to 100 ft. So far no bolts have been placed so any roped routes need to be protected by slings off trees above the climb. It's Fairly undeveloped, but the rock is surprisingly good quality. As a fair warning, the beach across from the cliffs is a fairly popular nude beach.
Getting There [Edit]
It's about a mile past past No Hands Bridge if you're hiking towards Auburn. You'll want to cut down the hill to your left about .75 miles past No Hands on a small trail. It's directly across the river from the ranger station with the smokey bear fire warning sign.
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