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Roadside Distraction Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.5239, -121.47412 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Rick Shull, Lurker, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Steve Weyand on Jun 4, 2015
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Dan starting the route Reach, finishing with an ea...


This area is much closer to the road than Raker's main southwestern aspect cliff band, and thus easier to access. These rock formations are shorter, and much more overhung than they may initially appear, due to the slope at the base. These formations host's much of Lassen Park's most difficult sport routes to date, with several hard classics established during America's beginnings in sport climbing during the 1990's

Getting There 

Park at the pullout as described for Raker Peak. Walk due east for a short period until you reach the flats and then head south until you see the formation. Pick the path of least resistance, usually up a shallow draw through burnt manzanita, course sand and cinder. Approximately .5 miles to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dan starting the route Reach, finishing with an ea...

Reach 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Northeast California : ... : Roadside Distraction Area
Start the route at the base of the overhanging rock with large holds past 2 bolts to a bulge. Clip the 3rd bolt and pull the bulge. Stand on the bulge and clip the 4th bolt and get a good shake to prepare battle with upcoming crux. Staying left of the arete "REACH" and high step, pulling past crimps and pockets to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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