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Carson Pass Highway (88) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,595'
Location: 38.69441, -119.98875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The idea for this grouping was inspired by the Climb Highway 88 website.

Getting There 

California State Route 88 connects Stockton, California to the Nevada border near Minden. It's called the Carson Pass Highway because it crosses that impressive gap at its high point. That same high section closes it to through drives each winter.

State Road 88 conditions at Caltrans.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

189 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',82],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',10],['5.8',19],['5.9',32],['5.10',54],['5.11',37],['5.12',13],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Carson Pass Highway (88)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carson Pass Highway (88):
Old Camp Dihedral   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Silver Lake : Old Camp Bluff
5.8 Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Fortress : 1 - Books Area
The Perfect Lie Back   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Fortress : 6 - Liebacks Area
Gemini Cracks   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   Calaveras Domes : Hammer Dome
Whisker Biscuit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Fortress : 3 - Donnie G
Sands of Time   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 11 pitches, 1000'   Calaveras Domes : Calaveras Dome
Cat Scratch Fever   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Fortress : 1 - Books Area
I Be Jammin'   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   The Fortress : 4 - Second Alcove
Neutron   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall
One Of These Days   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Cloudburst Canyon : One Of These Days Buttress
Sun Wall Left   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   The Fortress : 8 - Sun Wall Area
Wall of the Worlds   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches   Calaveras Domes : Calaveras Dome
O.U.L.D.   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   The Fortress : 4 - Second Alcove
Long Arm of the Aug   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   The Tiers : 3rd Tier
Arrowhead   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 80'   The Fortress : 3 - Donnie G
Squeaks of Gold   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Calaveras Domes : Hammer Dome
Proton   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Cloudburst Canyon : High Energy Wall
Silk Road (High Times)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 14 pitches, 1000'   Calaveras Domes : Calaveras Dome
The Hand of God   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   The Fortress : 2 - Wood Hood
Livin' A Dream   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Cloudburst Canyon : One Of These Days Buttress
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Rock Climbing Photo: cartwheel/ numbunion formation

Cartwheel 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 3rd Tier
Climb up to a horizontal crack, continue up the crack that goes straight through an obvious roof then jogs left and up a steep wall to a slab. The chains are set back 10 feet on the slab. Note- the original route required one to "cartwheel" across a blank section to the base of the slab, however Mark Bauer did a more direct and exciting variation to the chains. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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