Bigcone Canyon Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.593, -119.323 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Alex Bury on May 13, 2018|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Bigcone Canyon is a rugged and mysterious canyon, sitting above the dry washes of the Upper Sespe. More densely foliated than Ladybug, Bigcone is dominated by massive sandstone rock formations and leaning conifers. In front of the canyon sits an old abandoned homestead, adding some grit and character to the dramatic backdrop of sweeping stone and Douglas Fir.
Bigcone Rock is the most prominent formation; a giant, right-leaning arrowhead of stone, rising high above the forest. The East Edge of Bigcone Rock (5.7 PG, 330ft) is the longest multipitch here, while Bigcone Buttress (5.11, 170ft) contains the toughest, most demanding crack climbing in the area.
**Routes currently posted represent only a portion of the established climbs. My aim is to post enough now for folks to get a solid day in at each area. Check back for more updates soon.**
Park in front of the old homestead, and walk around the property. Look for a faint trail leading to the creekbed beyond.
Hike down the creekbed a short ways (~5 minutes) until you find the drainage for Bigcone, on the right. Continue up this drainage until you reach the climbing.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bigcone Canyon
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