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Areas in Auburn SRA

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Bar, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Cave Valley (aka Auburn Quarry) 0 / 59 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 65
Elevation: 1,006 ft
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Access Issue: The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details

Description

Auburn State Recreation Area holds scattered boulders and small rocky walls tucked amid a maze of rivers, canyons and dirt tracks in the Gold Country foothills.

Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website for current general information.

Getting There

Auburn SRA is between and conveniently near the city of Auburn and the town of Cool along the Golden Chain Highway, route 49. Most people visiting here drive from interstate 80, and exit in Auburn.

This page marks the location of the Quarry Trailhead parking, which is the quickest (paid) parking lot for Cave Valley, the main roped climbing area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Auburn SRA

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 129
M+M
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Scooby Snacks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 78
Comfortably Dumb
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Booty Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 74
Short Term Memory
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 129
Uncomfortably Dumb
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 60
Hunger Pains
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Sneaky
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Scale Wall
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Vacavillain
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
Bionic Bitch Slap
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 37
Destructomatic
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Release the Lions
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 34
Human Oddity
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 17
Bat Karma
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
M+M Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 129
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Scooby Snacks Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Comfortably Dumb Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 78
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Booty Crack Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Short Term Memory Cave Valley (ak… > Memorial Wall
 74
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Uncomfortably Dumb Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 129
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hunger Pains Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 60
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sneaky Cave Valley (ak… > Memorial Wall
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Scale Wall Cave Valley (ak… > Scale Wall
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Vacavillain Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 78
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Bionic Bitch Slap Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Destructomatic Cave Valley (ak… > Wreckage Wall
 37
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Release the Lions Cave Valley (ak… > Twin Towers
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Human Oddity Cave Valley (ak… > Horseshoe Canyon
 34
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Bat Karma Cave Valley (ak… > Horsepoo Canyon
 17
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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King Tut
Citrus Heights
King Tut   Citrus Heights
Went to hike out to [the crag across the river from the quarry] for a scoping sesh and there was a sign posted on the access trail "No Technical Climbing"...Hopefully C.R.A.G.S or someone can chime in if climbing is officially "no go" here. Saw some Turkey Vultures chilling on the summit, but it not an appropriate nesting site (easy access to summit for predators). May 12, 2017

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