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Shuteye Ridge Rock Climbing 


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Kent Schmitz on the first pitch of, O-Maggie. 5.12...

Description 

Vast amount of granite domes scattered thoughout the Southern Yosemite area.

Getting There 

From the city of Fresno, take state highway 41 to Oakhurst. Drive to Bass Lake to Beasore road 10 miles to 6s42 5.5 miles to 6s59 4 miles to the gate, past the gate need 4x4 to lookout 2 miles.From North Fork drive up Minarets road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.9 miles from here

87 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',44],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',7],['5.8',7],['5.9',14],['5.10',34],['5.11',16],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shuteye Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shuteye Ridge:
Afternoon Nap   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 900'   Big Sleep
Rainbow Oyster   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Dreamscape : Vision Quest
Wing Feather   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches   Gray Eagle : Great Depression
Moonlight Madness   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 900'   Big Sleep
Plate Tectonics   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   50 5.7's Dome : Alcove
El Grande   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Chiquito Dome
Too Old To Be Bold   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   Chiquito Dome
Sweaty Betty   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   High Eagle : Main Wall - Lower Left
We Free Again Boys   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   High Eagle : Dark Side
Welcome to the Dark Side   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   High Eagle : Dark Side
Cruising Black Stone   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   50 5.7's Dome : Black Streaks Wall
Shangri La   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Shangri La
Climbing on the Brain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   50 5.7's Dome : Black Streaks Wall
Little Kala   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   High Eagle : Main Wall - Lower Left
Elixir   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   High Eagle : Main Wall
Darth Vader   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   High Eagle : Dark Side
Va Va Voom   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   High Eagle : Main Wall
Kashmir   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Shangri La
Illuminati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 230'   High Eagle : Main Wall
Gravity Pool   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   High Eagle : Shape Shifter Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dede leading P1/2...

We Free Again Boys 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Dark Side
This is a fun looong 5.10 route, which goes for a full 60M. Pull a low roof and follow some interesting face climbing to the roof crux. Follow easier rock to the anchors. The final roof has some lichen, which will make things interesting with 40M of rope out. Rap twice or once with 2 ropes......[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Shuteye Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gerry Jesserun "pulls a tendon" on the b...
Gerry Jesserun "pulls a tendon" on the b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Walden on Voodoo Child Voodoo Dome Shuteye Ri...
Eric Walden on Voodoo Child Voodoo Dome Shuteye Ri...
Rock Climbing Photo: John Vargas belayed by Eric McGee on an area class...
John Vargas belayed by Eric McGee on an area class...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Eagle Beaks from Crocodile Rock Wall
The Eagle Beaks from Crocodile Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Electric Eagle
Electric Eagle
Rock Climbing Photo: Globe Rock on Beasore road.
Globe Rock on Beasore road.
Rock Climbing Photo: Snow Flowers.
Snow Flowers.
Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Shuteye Ridge area.
BETA PHOTO: Map of Shuteye Ridge area.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Jones Store on Beasore road.
The Jones Store on Beasore road.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shuteye Ridge.
Shuteye Ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on, atmosphere. 5.12c.
Climber on, atmosphere. 5.12c.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Runnel Wall, just underneath Crocodile Dome
The Runnel Wall, just underneath Crocodile Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the 2nd pitch on Crossing the Milky Way 5...
Start of the 2nd pitch on Crossing the Milky Way 5...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the road to climbing meca
On the road to climbing meca
Rock Climbing Photo: The wonderful Knob Gobbler pitch on Crossing the M...
The wonderful Knob Gobbler pitch on Crossing the M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike and Amy at the swimming holes at Rock Creek.
Mike and Amy at the swimming holes at Rock Creek.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga on, You Snooze, You Lose.5.11b. Cat ...
Mike Arechiga on, You Snooze, You Lose.5.11b. Cat ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga on, Postpartum Depression Arete. 5.1...
Mike Arechiga on, Postpartum Depression Arete. 5.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Eagle Domes.
The Eagle Domes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo To Coronet
BETA PHOTO: Topo To Coronet
Rock Climbing Photo: The Eagle Beaks
The Eagle Beaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Arechiga on, House Of Cards,5.10b.
Mike Arechiga on, House Of Cards,5.10b.
Rock Climbing Photo: Map to the Eagle Beaks area
Map to the Eagle Beaks area
Rock Climbing Photo: Map to Shuteye
BETA PHOTO: Map to Shuteye

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By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Aug 26, 2013
wolverinepublishing.com/shutey...

A new guidebook is now available for Shuteye Ridge. Written by Grahm Doe and published by Wolverine.

This is a very pretty guidebook with 400+ pages in Full color.


Rock Climbing Photo: Shuteye Ridge Guidebook
Shuteye Ridge Guidebook
By Chris D
From: the couch
Mar 14, 2014
The guidebook has "over 800 routes" in this area. On Mountain Project (as of today)... Seven.

What gives?

Some nice pictures, but some solid "beyond the guidebook" beta from locals would be great.
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Mar 14, 2014
^^^ @ Chris D

I think that there are some places that are better left as "choose your own adventure" areas. Luckily there are a bunch of places like this left in the Sierra (Cal Dome, Hwy 108, Southern Sierra, Shuteye). For these areas I am in some sense glad that there is minimal info because it keeps the place a bit more wild (i.e. there are plenty of destinations to choose from that are info'ed into submission...The Leap, Tuolumne, the Ditch, etc). The guidebook is nice, but I would submit that part of what makes Shuteye special is exploring, which I might add, you really had to do prior to the book being published. That said, the book is wonderful and I would recommend picking it up.

I would suggest that you just grab a copy of the book and go have a look for yourself!!
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jun 30, 2014
Got the guidebook, read it pretty much cover to cover. Fantastic. Made a plan, then headed up to check out the area around Big Sleep. A couple of notes for folks like us who have never been to Shuteye and are headed up there with a freshly minted copy of the new Grahm Doe guide in their sweaty little hands:

1. The guidebook shows hundreds of spectacular climbs, beautifully photographed, on spectacular granite. What we saw confirmed that the granite is tremendous and in places, highly featured, and the slab is clean, solid, and very grippy. Keep in mind that the beautiful route on page 27 might be an hour's drive or more from the beautiful route on page 30. Plan to spend some time at every area you go to, since it's going to be more work to get there than you think.

2. The roads in the area are engineered to confuse. Ha! Most roads have three names, which are used interchangeably. The dirt roads are generally poorly signed, and a maze of unnamed roads and motorcycle trails will add to your confusion. For the most part, Google maps will only provide marginal assistance, since for some reason, the roads on Google are not labelled with the "7S02" sort of USFS names that are used in the forest and on quad maps. Go figure. Be sure you know where you're going before you head out. Having someone in your party who really knows how to read a map is a bonus.

3. The approaches are not necessarily trails. Well, there appear to be trails, but you better find them and stay on them if you're not planning to bushwhack. We found some that were well-cairned, and even some wide swaths of well-gardened trail, but the trails were easy to lose and very lightly used. If you're planning to bushwhack (be prepared to even if you're expecting a trail), have a good sense of direction and a map and compass or GPS and know how to use them. Unless you're out on open slab, don't expect to be able to see more than a couple of hundred feet in the forest. You could pretty easily get lost out here. Allow a lot of time to find your way to and from the climbs.

What a place! Beautiful quiet forests. Spectacular rock. Even where the rock is covered with lichen, it's super positive to climb on. This place is so spread out and hard to navigate (relative to more popular areas) that I'd say there's little risk of over-use. We spent a three day weekend sampling the slab and featured face climbing near Big Sleep, and the swimming holes that pepper the stream above Rock Creek campground.

It was wonderful.
By nicolas blair
Feb 18, 2015
I have a 2003 outback, can my car make it back there?
By limpingcrab
From: Visalia, CA
Feb 18, 2015
Yes. It's a Subaru, how dare you question her ability.
By Kash Dierksheide
From: Atascadero, California
Jun 21, 2015
By Eric Walden
From: Oakhurst, ca
Jul 1, 2015
Hand Jammies! Whoop!
By Max Rausch
From: Monterey, California
Aug 8, 2015
In response to the above comment. The road in from Beasore road to trail 059 is open. Just spent the last several days up there. This place blows my mind at how fun it is. Camped at the base of the Cat Nap dome the first night. It's not listed on here, but there's a bunch of fun 11's. Got to hang out with the old fire marshall at the top in the look out tower. If your vehicle can make it, definitely head up there!
By mike arechiga
May 7, 2016
All roads open, climbing season is here!
By mike arechiga
Jun 29, 2016
Hi climbers, I live in Oakhurst and have a vacation home in Oakhurst as well,if you are coming to the Shuteye area for the first time and need beta, on climbing area, camping, swimming holes. Look me up and I can show you the best places to have an amazing time here at Shuteye Ridge, I have wrote guide books to Shuteye as well as Fresno Dome been climbing and putting up routes in the area for over 25 years, so if your chopping at the bit to check out this climbing paradise and need a place to stay and beta, look me up and I can help you find the way
By Max Rausch
From: Monterey, California
Jul 27, 2016
Enjoying the evening at Cat Nap Dome last week :)
Rock Climbing Photo: Browsing the awesome guide book at cat nap dome.
Browsing the awesome guide book at cat nap dome.
By mike arechiga
Jul 29, 2016
Nice:-), Cat Nap Dome, awesome camp spot!!!
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 18, 2016
Be aware! The mileages in the guide book are often approximations which can lead to a very confusing find route. Additionally, we encountered signs the that did not read as stated in the guide book and some directions that are vague at best. I do not mean to minimize the efforts of the guide book author as I can only imagine recording beta for an area this large but rather to issue a friendly warning to prepare for confusing find routes, convoluted roads both public and private with multiple names, downed signs, and mileages that disagree with the guide. Come prepared with a full tank of gas and plenty of time.

The climbing is well worth it!
By Kash Dierksheide
From: Atascadero, California
Nov 20, 2016