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Backside Crags Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,457'
Location: 37.33262, -118.57791 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 16, 2015
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Windy Wall vicinity above the backside parking.


Crags closest to the Backside Parking.

Getting There 

Blitzo wrote: Drive north, past The Birthday Boulders, then take the first right. Backside Parking is a short distance, on the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Backside Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Backside Crags:
Scoot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Windy Wall
Cayenne Pepper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   Windy Wall
Miles From Nowhere   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Windy Wall
Clean Sweep   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 30'   Windy Wall
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Featured Route For Backside Crags
Rock Climbing Photo: Lauren McGeoch approaching the third and final bol...

Miles From Nowhere 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Windy Wall
Awesome overhung huecos on the far right side of the Windy Wall. Runout after 3rd bolt, with only some thin, questionable pro protecting the final roof/bulge. The anchor used to be a huge pile of webbing around a giant horn, but it was very ugly and visible even from the parking area. We removed the eyesore old anchor and replaced it with a 2-bolt anchor with mussy hooks, and replaced the upper two bolts (the first had been replaced earlier)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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