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Elevation: 1,985 ft
GPS: 35.87074, -93.13063
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Shared By: JD Borgeson on Aug 31, 2020
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Description Suggest change

This area includes all of the climbing that is typically accessed via the invasion parking area or campsite. It also includes Fern Gully, which is typically accessed by parking at the 'New Font' parking, but exists on the same invasion cliff line.

In this area, there is steep to vertical sport climbing and bouldering. There is very little for the inexperienced climber, with the high quality bouldering starting at V5, and the high quality sport climbing starting at 5.11. But if you are looking for high quality boulders v5-12 or high quality sport climbing in the 5.12-5.13 range, you have come to the right place. You can camp at the top of the straight away, which is the typical 'invasion camping', or continue past it on the rough narrow road (above the rock outcropping) to the "Dub's Cave" approach/Camping.

Getting There Suggest change

After turning onto Cowell Rd. from Hwy 7. (6560 or 1204, see Cowell description), travel about 5 miles. You will enter a stretch where there are few houses, then the road will dip down and to the right very close to a house on the left with some broken down cars about. Immediately after this property, there will be a turn on the left which you will take. You will go over a cattle guard. Parking for invasion crag, the sex boulder, and the land of the little people will be marked by a cairn on the right a few hundred feet past the cattle guard. The invasion campsite is up this road further, right above the rock outcropping where the dirt road begins to bend left. Dub's cave approach and camping is off of the faint road up and past the rock outcropping and invasion camp site. this spot is more secluded, but a high-clearance vehicle is recommended for accessing it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Invasion Area

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V6- 7A
 5
A Dream Come True
Boulder
V6 7A
 62
Electralica
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Strickland Dyno
Boulder
V9 7C
 30
Ab Lounge
Boulder
V10- 7C+
 18
Off the Rails
Boulder
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Close Encounters
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Thunderstruck
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
A Fool and His Honey
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 31
Embrace The Martian
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Sex Drive
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 26
The Invasion
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Earth People
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Deep Space Nine
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 4
Space People (link-up)
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 8
Supercollider
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
A Dream Come True Sex Boulder Bouldering
 5
V6- 7A Boulder
Electralica Sex Boulder Bouldering
 62
V6 7A Boulder
Strickland Dyno Fern Gulley
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
Ab Lounge Sex Boulder Bouldering
 30
V9 7C Boulder
Off the Rails Dub's Cave
 18
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Close Encounters Invasion Wall
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Thunderstruck Sex Boulder
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
A Fool and His Honey Sex Boulder
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Embrace The Martian Invasion Wall
 31
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Sex Drive Sex Boulder
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Invasion Invasion Wall
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Earth People Invasion Wall
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Deep Space Nine Invasion Wall
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Space People (link-up) Invasion Wall
 4
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Supercollider Invasion Wall
 8
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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