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Routes in Old Camp Bluff

A Camel Came To Camp" S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
A Chickaree's Tale T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
A Foot In The Eye TR 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Blackberry Jammin T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bulbousness T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Camp Featurette TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Camptown Shindig T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Want S'mores T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dragon's Back S,TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ear No Evil T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evil Variation T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Fiddler, The T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Groovin' At The Old Camp T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hollow Point T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Humpty Dumpty's Delirium TR 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ledgerly Stroll Up a Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left Fork T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Marshmellow Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mustard Drippings T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Northeast Tower Left TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Northeast Tower Right TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Nutty Butter S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Old Camp Dihedral T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Oranger Than A Marmot TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Project TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Right Fork T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Smooth as a Hotdog TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Third Degree Burn TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tulip TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wile E. Crack T,TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 38.669, -120.131 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 5,120 total, 318/month
Shared By: GizzardJones on Aug 10, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Great granite in a superb remote wilderness location. All anchors can be easily reached from the top and set up for TR. There is plenty of hard trad cracks and sport climbs. Lots of potential in the area for more TR if you want to set gear anchors. There is over 50+ climbs in Old Camp Bluff area. All the route names have come from a old archived Highway 88 climbing web page. If anyone has more accurate info on FA parties or more info please share.

Getting There

From the locked gate follow the trail and cairns to the top of the wall. Multiple ways there. You will walk up from the back of the area and be directly on top. 2nd-4th class access to all TR anchors. Or you can walk left around to the base of the climbs. 10-15 minute hike from the road.

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Matt Franklin
Sacramento, CA
Matt Franklin   Sacramento, CA
Thanks Jerry! Hope you're doing well! Aug 9, 2017
Jerry K  
Hello Matt. Here is the link to Old Camp Bluff at Silver Lake. I hadn't visited or edited the site for about 3 mos., and in that interim, "something" happened (I've found Google sites so hard to work with) and all my photos of Old Camp Bluff were deleted. Anyway, I spent 6 hrs. today making all the changes and re-uploading the photos. Regards, Jerry

This next link takes you to the climbs at Old Camp Bluff near Silver Lake and to the North Cliffs at the Hwy 88 Summit.

sites.google.com/site/hwy88…

Now,I also have a site that covers new and update routes slong the Hwy 50 corridor, but does not include Lovers Leap:

sites.google.com/site/highw… Aug 8, 2017
Matt Franklin
Sacramento, CA
Matt Franklin   Sacramento, CA
So to follow up... apparently there IS still a website with all this information. It looks as though the topo I have (which was given to me by some nice folks I met while climbing here) is a direct print out from the site:
sites.google.com/site/hwy88…

... however, I can't seem to get the pictures to appear using any browser at that website for the route descriptions, so I'll leave this up for now. I sent an email to the admin there and will wait to see what they say. That being said, if there are issues with these routes being posted here like this, please kindly let me know and I'll pull them down. Thanks to Bobby for pointing this out. Cheers... Oct 4, 2016

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