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Auburn SRA

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Cave Valley (aka Auburn Quarry) 
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Auburn SRA Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Auburn State Recreation Area holds scattered boulders and small rocky walls tucked amid a maze of rivers, canyons and dirt tracks in the Gold Country foothills.

Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website for current general information.

Getting There 

Auburn SRA is between and conveniently near the city of Auburn and the town of Cool along the Golden Chain Highway, route 49. Most people visiting here drive from interstate 80, and exit in Auburn.

This page marks the location of the Quarry Trailhead parking, which is the quickest (paid) parking lot for Cave Valley, the main roped climbing area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

101 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',6],['5.10',19],['5.11',19],['5.12',8],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',11],['V6-7',10],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Auburn SRA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Auburn SRA:
Shogun   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 1 pitch, 22'   The Bar : Shogun Boulder
M+M   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Scale Wall
Scooby Snacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Scale Wall
Unknown 5.10a   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Horseshoe Canyon
Uncomfortably Dumb   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Horseshoe Canyon
Scale Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Scale Wall
Vacavillain   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Horseshoe Canyon
Let's Roll   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Howler Monkey   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Wreckage Wall
Bionic Bitch Slap   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Wreckage Wall
Roman Holiday   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Destructomatic   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Wreckage Wall
Das Rads   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Release the Lions   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Human Oddity   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Horseshoe Canyon
Dillinger   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Chariots on Fire   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Twin Towers
Invisible Flying Gargoyles   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Wreckage Wall
Triathlon   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Wreckage Wall
Bat Karma   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Cave Valley (aka Auburn Qua... : Horsepoo Canyon
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Featured Route For Auburn SRA
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex Honnold on Invisible Flying Gargoyles

Invisible Flying Gargoyles 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  CA : Tahoe : ... : Wreckage Wall
Start up the first three bolts of Handy Capable, but where that route veers right, continue straight up the slightly overhanging shallow dihedral via big moves on perfect rock. At the sixth bolt you can bail left (12b) or go straight up (12c - better!)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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