Columbia State Historic Park Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Minotaur (V5)
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Columbia State Park is a hidden bouldering mecca in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Hydraulic gold mining in the 1850's unveiled an extensive amount of marble and limestone rock in the town of Columbia. The gold was depleted in the 1860's, and the town somehow survived until 1945, when it was designated a State Historic Park.
The area was first developed by the hardmen of the 70's and 80's, and has been further developed in recent years by a handful of locals. The most recent guidebook, by Dean Flemming and Daniel Forbes, can be purchased in downtown Sonora at the Sierra Nevada Adventure Company (SNAC). They also carry a decent amount of gear. The guidebook is highly recommended, as navigating the area can be extremely difficult.
The easiest accessed areas are the Picnic, Diggins, Stage Coach, and Horse Trail Boulders, but for a true adventure, try to make time to explore the Labyrinth.
Be cautious of poison oak, rattlesnakes, hobos and mountain lions. In that order....
Follow the many signs to the State Historic Park on your way to the town of Columbia. Park at the large paved parking lot. The Picnic Boulders will be visible across the way.
Climbing Season For the Central Sierra area.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Columbia State Historic Park
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Columbia State Historic Park:
Featured Route For Columbia State Historic Park
BETA PHOTO: Underworld (V1)
BETA PHOTO: Traverse of the Gods
Scrambling around the Labyrinth!
Generic view of the Labyrinth