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Emigrant Wilderness Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,266'
Location: 38.17943, -119.90976 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Myers on Mar 5, 2016
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Description 

The Emigrant Wilderness area spans 113,000 acres just north of Yosemite National Park. This wilderness area is comprised of granite peaks and ridges, clear and cold alpine lakes and beautiful scenery all around. Not a lot of technical climbing has been documented in the area but plenty of high quality rock is to be found.

Non-climbing information is on the Emigrant Wilderness website.

Getting There 

The Emigrant Wilderness Area is bordered by Yosemite on the South, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on the east, and State Highway 108 on the north. We accessed the area at the Crabtree Trailhead near Pinecrest, CA. From here we hiked for several miles before seeing any major rock features.

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Weather station 14.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Emigrant Wilderness
Rock Climbing Photo: Spotting our Line

Heart of the Artichokes 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : ... : Heart of the Artichokes
A beautiful line that follows obvious weaknesses up a rounded buttress. For us, this route started under a small roof, climbing out left from underneath it up a short dihedral, followed by run out featured face climbing to a nice big belay ledge. From here pitch 2 climbs up right to a nice hand crack. Finish pitch 2 on another nice ledge and continue to climb right up cracks to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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