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Danland Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 36.43879, -118.76335 View Map  Incorrect?
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Danland is a land of wonder, which lies right by the boundary of Sequoia NP in Mineral King. It hosts an array of climbs ranging from 5.6 - 5.12, the average tending to be around 5.10. The majority of the climbing is crack climbing with awesome splitters to guide the way, from seams to chimneys, and everything in between.
Dan D., the pioneer of Danland (though he didn't get to choose the name) has been involved in every FA and FFA, with help from Matt Merrit and Larry Zulim, and has spent many moons developing the wall to be the playground that it is today. Every bolt has been hand-drilled and most were drilled on lead, with an emphasis on fun, well-protected climbing. Please be mindful of any routes still being developed. There are undoubtedly several classic free climbs and, for those who are interested, plenty of aid climbing that makes for good fun and allows you to further explore the wall and experience even more great climbing. The entire crag has been developed rather recently so routes can be dirty, but with some traffic this should fade.

The wall is South-West facing and around 4000' in elevation so it is often climbable year-round.

The current mini-guide can be found on , keep in mind that the guide is a rough-draft and has some inaccuracies.

Getting There 

From Visalia, take highway 198 East towards Sequoia NP. After getting to Three Rivers look for the Mineral King Road on your right, two miles before the actual park entrance. Follow the narrow and winding road for 10 or so miles until reaching the cattle guard and park gate (closed in Winter).
Park off the road by the cattle guard and walk 200 feet up the road until you see steps cut into the road-cut on the left. Follow the obvious trail for 20 min. to the wall, from here it's a matter of what area you want to climb, a trail traverses the entire wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Danland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Danland:
Loki   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 100'   Upper Valhalla Area
Crack 'N Up   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Race Crack Area
Astrid   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Upper Valhalla Area
Jammies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 280'   Race Crack Area
Race Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   Race Crack Area
Lizard Run   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Race Crack Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lizard Run (5.12)

Lizard Run 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Race Crack Area
Lizard Run is a small finger crack that ascends the most polished section of the wall. It pinches down in some sections, only accepting a section of your pinky and calls for a lieback on tiny, polished smears on the side of the crack and even passes a small roof along the way, demanding an interesting pull out of the corner....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Route in takes about 30 minutes up a steep track w...
Rock Climbing Photo: the left side of the race crack area, there's a fe...
the left side of the race crack area, there's a fe...
Rock Climbing Photo: view of Danland from across the canyon
view of Danland from across the canyon

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By limpingcrab
From: Visalia, CA
Jan 26, 2017
Current topos and new route descriptions are now on
By Kevin Patterson
From: Wellington, New Zealand
Jun 12, 2017
A good alternative to higher crags when the weather is cold. Contains several climbs in the moderate range (5.5-5.9)

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