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Cliffs of Insanity Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,700'
Location: 34.6638, -116.97777 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: duh on Feb 6, 2007  with updates from drjman
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Description 

This area is a complex series of crags on the hillside below "The Watchtower" and is on the other side of the ridge from the Main Area. The crags face southwest and are in the sun all day. About 20 routes, 5.8 to 5.13a, on a number of formations. Several of the easier long routes are around the corner to the left and below the "The Watchtower", which sits at the top of the hill and overlooks the area.

Getting There 

Approach is the same as "The Dude Ranch", continue to the end of the road. These crags are visible to the east and up the hillside 600 yards. Follow the obvious trail to the base of the main cliffs. You can also approch this cliff by going up to "The Watchtower" from the Main Area and walking down.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cliffs of Insanity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cliffs of Insanity:
Uncle Funs Basement   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Inconceivable   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 120'   
Mostly Dead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
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Featured Route For Cliffs of Insanity

Inconceivable 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : High Desert : ... : Cliffs of Insanity
Start at the first two bolts of Mostly dead to reach the belay ledge and rap anchors. This can be done as two pitches or lower to the belay ledge and rap down. A 70m rope with stretch can barely manage it in one pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: At the second belay station
At the second belay station
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BETA PHOTO: View of Cliffs of Insanity from the base of the DX
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Cliffs of Insanity
Rock Climbing Photo: No idea what this is but it looks INSANE!!
BETA PHOTO: No idea what this is but it looks INSANE!!
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BETA PHOTO: Cliffs of Insanity? We did #2 in two pitches and t...
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