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Elevation: 7,209'
Location: 38.32984, -119.5534 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rondo Bauer on Oct 14, 2016
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LTA or the Leavitt Training Area, is the primary climbing training area of the US Marine Corps; however it resides on Forest Service land and is therefore open to the general climbing public.
LTA consists of numerous sub-areas, which have traditional been used as:
1st Section – top roping, night top rope/retrievable rappel, lead climbing prac ap and eval.
2nd Section – raising/lowering systems, lead climbing prac ap and eval.
3rd Section – rappelling (including hasty in chute between upper 2nd & 3rd), lead climbing prac ap
Levitation – Direct Aid, Military Aid.
Medivac Rock – A-Frame, raising/lowering systems (trees, picket holdfast, bolts, etc. on top).
Right side LTA – Cliff assault, fixed ropes.
Old Fixed Rope – lead climbing, fixed ropes.
Chapman’s Bowl – lead climbing.
Scruff’s Hollar – lead climbing.

Getting There 

Park on either side of highway 108 near lat/long 38.3309109, -119.5532083. There are obvious but unsigned dirt parking lots. If these are full there is a day-use lot east along 108. Approach north of 108 scrambling up loose scree to the base of the short cliffs.

Climbing Season

For the Sonora Pass Highway (108) area.

Weather station 17.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Levitation.

Levitation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Sonora Pass Highway (108) : ... : Levitation
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By munge
Nov 28, 2016
whoa-ho! This looks likes info/posts from someone that has put in their time at MWTC.

A fair number of us have climbed here using the painted on ratings and names, but seems like these names for each section are traditional names from the folks in the USMC. Yes?

By Rondo Bauer
From: Portland, OR
Nov 29, 2016
The names/ratings are from the folks in the Marines yes. If you have any other information I'd love to see it! No formal guide or book though. I'm putting it (slowly) up here so it doesn't get lost with time.

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