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Cedar Grove Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 36.79566, -118.5859 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Lindsey Isaacson on Jun 16, 2015
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Description 

Cedar Grove is one of the best kept secrets of the National Parks. The Visitor Center receives just over 100 contacts on a bad day and under 50 on a good day. Cedar Grove is nestled in the bottom of the Kings Canyon on the South Fork of the Kings River. There is hardly ever an issue finding a campsite as the over-flow campground rarely has to open. If, for some reason, even that fills up, the National Forest is just a mile a way for dispersed camping. The Village Lodge has great selection of beer, and you don't have to pay through the nose for a good microbrew. The rangers are very good-looking, incredibly funny, and some of them are even single. It is bear country, so store your food properly or pay $125 bucks in fines...or even more if your car is destroyed. It is a National Park, so it's probably best to leave Rufus at home.

The bouldering is very undeveloped...bring your wire brushes and a couple of buddies to move dead and fallen trees.

DISCLAIMER: Being as it is "new" territory - if you have climbed these routes, know them by other names, know any FAs, or think they deserve a different grade - let me know. There is a lot of potential for more challenging routes, but some of the landings need a little man power to clear out. FAs are UP FOR GRABS. Come get 'em!

Getting There 

Cedar Grove is 1 hour from Grant Grove or 2 hours 15 minutes from Fresno.

Take HWY 180 into the park from Grant Grove (or Fresno). Between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove, it is National Forest Land. Dispersed, free camping is allowed. The National Park payed campgrounds are as you drive into Cedar Grove. 6 miles from the Visitor Center is Road's End Permit Station. Yes, the road actually ends. Road's End bouldering can be accessed from down there, the other areas are between the entrance and Road's End.

Climbing Season

For the Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP area.

Weather station 15.6 miles from here

42 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',18],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Grove Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Grove Boulders:
Augustus McCrae   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Roads End : Northwest Lot
Hay Ride   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Roads End : Northwest Lot
Woodrow Call   V0 4     Boulder   Roads End : Northwest Lot
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Hay Ride V0 4  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Northwest Lot
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By limpingcrab
From: Visalia, CA
Jun 17, 2015
Cool addition and map. This should probably be under the SEKI Bouldering area or Road's End sub-area.
By RTM
Jun 20, 2015
Is this in King's Canyon? If so, it should perhaps be in the Kings Canyon section (or perhaps the site should dissolve the Kings section). My Wife and I did a bit of bouldering there maybe 10 years ago or so, we climbed 25 problems or thereabouts. There is some info and photos on the Kings Canyon page.
By Lindsey Isaacson
Jun 23, 2015
Consolidation is happening! Thanks for your comments...things are getting organized...and wire brushes put to use!

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