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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 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Emigrant Wall 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mokelumne Wilderness 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 2
Round Top 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Silver Lake 18 / 3 / 31 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 48
Woodfords Canyon 100 / 14 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 114
Elevation: 8,595 ft
GPS: 38.694, -119.989 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Aug 30, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Perfect Lie Back
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
5.8 Hand Crack
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gemini Cracks
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whisker Biscuit
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sands of Time
Trad 11 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Be Jammin'
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cat Scratch Fever
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Neutron
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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
One Of These Days
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Schizophrenic Dike
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Wall of the Worlds
Trad 9 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sun Wall Left
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Proton
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Silk Road (High Times)
Trad 14 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Livin' A Dream
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Perfect Lie Back Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 6 - Liebacks Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Crack Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gemini Cracks Calaveras Domes > Hammer Dome 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Whisker Biscuit Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 3 - Donnie G 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sands of Time Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 11 pitches
I Be Jammin' Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 4 - Second Alcove 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Neutron Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
One Of These Days Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > One Of These Days Buttress 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Schizophrenic Dike Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Wall of the Worlds Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
Sun Wall Left Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 8 - Sun Wall Area 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Proton Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Silk Road (High Times) Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 14 pitches
Livin' A Dream Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > One Of These Days Buttress 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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