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Areas in Carson Pass Highway (88)

CA88 - West (aka the Spot) 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Calaveras Domes 18 / 5 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 23
Elephant's Graveyard 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Freaks, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Mokelumne Wilderness 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 2
Round Top 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Silver Lake 20 / 5 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 35
Woodfords Canyon 101 / 15 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 116

Description

The idea for this grouping was inspired by the Climb Highway 88 website.

Some of the better loved spots along 88 are Cal Domes for tall multi pitch lines, Silver Lake for topropes, Woodfords Canyon for a concentrated variety of routes, and Bear River Reservoir for obscure wilderness rock.

Getting There

California State Route 88 connects Stockton, California to the Nevada border near Minden. It's called the Carson Pass Highway because it crosses that impressive gap at its high point. That same high section closes it to through drives each winter.

State Road 88 conditions at Caltrans.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carson Pass Highway (88)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Old Camp Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
The Perfect Lie Back
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
5.8 Hand Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Gemini Cracks
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Whisker Biscuit
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Sands of Time
Trad 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
I Be Jammin'
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Cat Scratch Fever
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Neutron
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 12
Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
One Of These Days
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 48
Wall of the Worlds
Trad 9 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
Sun Wall Left
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Proton
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 19
Silk Road (High Times)
Trad 14 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Old Camp Dihedral Silver Lake > Old Camp Bluff
 17
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Perfect Lie Back Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 6 - Liebacks Area
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Crack Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gemini Cracks Calaveras Domes > Hammer Dome
 33
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Whisker Biscuit Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 3 - Donnie G
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sands of Time Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 11 pitches
I Be Jammin' Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 4 - Second Alcove
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Neutron Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack Silver Lake > Old Camp Bluff
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
One Of These Days Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > One Of These Days But…
 42
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Wall of the Worlds Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome
 48
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
Sun Wall Left Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 8 - Sun Wall Area
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Proton Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Silk Road (High Times) Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome
 19
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 14 pitches
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