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Khan Corridor 
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Outer Mongolia Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.069, -116.1796 View Map  Incorrect?
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Looking West from Outer Mongolia. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Outer Mongolia is comprised of several large formations north of the trail that leads to the North Wonderland. The Middle Kingdom is south of Outer Mongolia.

Siberia is the largest formation and its southeast face is easily visible from the trail. There are many easy and moderate (5.8 - 5.10-) multipitch face/slab climbs that are well protected by bolts and pitons on the southeast face. These climbs are fun and the view at the top is all encompassing. Yasmine Bleeth (5.9) and Dos Chichis (5.9+) are two of the best here.

Directly north of Siberia are two east - west running gullies; the Siberian Corridor and the Khan Corridor respectively. These gullies are best accessed by scrambling over boulders in a north - south wash directly west of Siberia. Genghis Khan (5.11b) and The Mongolian Lieback (5.12a) are two stellar climbs on an overhanging north face in the Khan Corridor.

More routes for this area are described in The Wonderland Guide by Alan Bartlett.


Getting There 

The approach to Outer Mongolia begins on the Boy Scout Trail to Indian Cove in the Key's Corner parking area. Follow this trail for about two miles (take the right branch heading northeast towards the Wonderland of Rocks) until the large face of Siberia is visible from the trail. Walk north for 1/4 mile to reach the crags.


Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Outer Mongolia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outer Mongolia:
Yellow Peril   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   West Mongolia : Asian Fever Buttress
Cross-Roads Finish   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Siberia
Asian Fever   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   West Mongolia : Asian Fever Buttress
George's Route (aka Binder)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
Yasmine Bleeth   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Siberia
Gandy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Siberia
A Bull with Gas   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
Hollywood Rattlesnake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
Dos Chi Chis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   Siberia
Love Gas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
Toby   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
Showers With Dad   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Siberia
The Bazooka   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Siberia
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Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia
Siberia
Rock Climbing Photo: Siberia. Photo by Blitzo.
Siberia. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Outer Mongolia panorama, from Land's End. Photo by...
Outer Mongolia panorama, from Land's End. Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Outer Mongolia-Siberia from West Mongolia.
Outer Mongolia-Siberia from West Mongolia.
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the trail: the large formation on th...
BETA PHOTO: The view from the trail: the large formation on th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Kamchatka Block, showing Broken Dreams, 11b. C...
BETA PHOTO: The Kamchatka Block, showing Broken Dreams, 11b. C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Outer Mongolia from the trail. Dos Chichis (5.10a)...
BETA PHOTO: Outer Mongolia from the trail. Dos Chichis (5.10a)...

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By Nick Y.
Apr 1, 2012
Climbed in Siberia on 3/30. Updates for "Getting There": There aren't any signs at the parking area for 'Key's Corner'; instead, it's marked as 'Boy Scout Trail'. Hike out follows the trail as described. The turn off for the crag is now denoted by a trail marker that explicitly states there is a climber's trail for 'Outer Mongolia'. Took roughly 40 minutes to get to said marker hiking at a decent pace. Plan 10-30 minutes for the scramble up, depending on how oriented you already are with the area.

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