Elevation: 7,793 ft
GPS: 38.707, -120.05 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Aug 30, 2017
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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.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Old Camp Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
5.8 Hand Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
The Perfect Lie Back
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Gemini Cracks
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Whisker Biscuit
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Sands of Time
Trad 11 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
The Wind Through the Keyhole
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
I Be Jammin'
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Cat Scratch Fever
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Bush League
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Neutron
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 97
One Of These Days
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 73
Wall of the Worlds
Trad 9 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Proton
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 41
Silk Road (High Times)
Trad 14 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Old Camp Dihedral Silver Lake > Old Camp Bluff
 35
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
5.8 Hand Crack Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Perfect Lie Back Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 6 - Liebacks Area
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gemini Cracks Calaveras Domes > Hammer Dome
 44
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Whisker Biscuit Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 3 - Donnie G
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sands of Time Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome > 1. Northeast Face
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 11 pitches
The Wind Through the Keyhole Woodfords Canyon > … > Tiers > 1st Tier
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
I Be Jammin' Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 4 - Second Alcove
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cat Scratch Fever Woodfords Canyon > Fortress > 1 - Books Area
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bush League Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > One Of These Days But…
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Neutron Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
One Of These Days Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > One Of These Days But…
 97
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Wall of the Worlds Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome > 2. Central Dome
 73
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
Proton Woodfords Canyon > Cloudburst Canyon > High Energy Wall
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Silk Road (High Times) Calaveras Domes > Calaveras Dome > 1. Northeast Face
 41
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 14 pitches
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