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Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nick Sullens on Sep 28, 2011  with updates from Ryan.C
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An excellent limestone sport climbing crag, located 26 miles outside of Redding on the way to Burney via the 299. The rock is limestone of pretty good quality, a bit dirty from lack of use but solid.

Getting There 

From the I-5 take CA299 east toward Burney. Burney Limestone is 26 miles outside of Redding. First you will pass a pretty large limestone outcropping, this is not it. The road is primarily S turns, but after a large S turn, you will see a paved pullout on the right side of the road accompanied by a Highway Information sign with lights on top. There is a small gravel pullout just beyond this on the right hand side of the road and a small trail on the left side of the road, (across the road) heading up a steep hill into the forest. This is the approach trail. The trail is very small and not well marked,(look for a 5'tall rock outcropping) but it is there and takes you right into The Shredding. You'll know you passed it if you see a large limestone wall on the left. This is the wall know as The Pachyderm Wall aka The Sunshine Wall. Cross the road with caution, it is a highway, vehicles come around the corner at high speed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding):
Gateway Drug   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport   Opposite Main Wall
Baby Food   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Opposite Main Wall
Terrys Angels   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Opposite Main Wall
Cheeky Bastard   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Outer Wall
Remedy   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Approach Wall
The Nose   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Outer Wall
Abstinence   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Opposite Main Wall
Figure Four   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Outer Wall
Swallow Hole   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Back Walls
Nemesis   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Outer Wall
Junk On the Trunk   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Pachyderm Buttress
Chastity Belt   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 50'   Opposite Main Wall
Crank Whore   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
Hole in the Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   Pachyderm Wall AKA Sunshine...
In To Deep   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 40'   Back Walls
Porn Star   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+     Sport, Boulder, 30'   Main Wall Cave Routes
Fashion Victim   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
Space Sluts   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   The Main Wall
No Quarter   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, TR, 70'   The Main Wall
Spread Eagle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   The Main Wall
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Featured Route For Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding)
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Space Sluts 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Northeast California : ... : The Main Wall
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By Crimper E6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Oct 16, 2014
bring a stick clip for high first bolts. Can be loose on the lesser climbed areas
By Crimper E6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Aug 2, 2015

Having lived in Sydney for the last 7 years, i learned to bolt in the sandstone of the blue mountains, under the tutelage of Mike Law and Steven Hawkshaw, both industrial engineers and climbers. The following document is the general guide that i follow.

With the gluein anchor placements, when lowering off or TR, it is better to thread the rap ring if there is one and also thread the bolt. ( as the purpose is always to have 2 safety points) The 2 are offset to prevent rope twist which happens on 2 anchor points at the same level (overcome on most existing climbs at the shredding by unsightly chains). If quickdraws are used to TR off the anchors, i noticed on a couple of routes on the outer wall, (King of Fives and Momento Mori) the gate can be forced open with the angles generated from the rope line, as i didnt space them well enough, so its better to used a screwgate when TR, if you dont want to thread the anchor.
By splitclimber
Feb 18, 2016
Thanks Dan, Steve and others for putting up all these new routes. After climbing a bunch of stuff up to 5.9 there for two days, in general, it seems the ratings of the easier climbs are all over the place.

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