Southern Sierra Rock Climbing
Lots of cool stuff. Photo by Blitzo.
The Sierra Nevada covers a huge geographical area. Dividing this into Southern and Northern regions is an attempt to create a more logical, manageable, and hopefully user-friendly structure. The Sonora Pass Highway (108) area is used as a boundary between Southern and Northern regions. For information about the Eastern Sierra (Bishop, Mammoth, etc), refer to the Sierra Eastside section of the site.
For information about alpine routes including Charlotte Dome, please refer to the High Sierra section of the site.
The National Parks have their own dedicated sections. See Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP and Yosemite National Park.
Weather station 12.2 miles from here
467 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',63],['3 Stars',206],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',34],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Sierra
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Sierra:
Featured Route For Southern Sierra
Illuminati 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b California
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Main Wall
70m, 29 bolts, this is a LOONG route. This route breaks up into three sections with midway anchors. Start up the arete with some hard moves off the ground before you can pull over on the slab. Enjoy straight forward climbing until the angle starts to steepens below a set of crack features. Slap up the seams, rails and cracks until you can get established on good holds. Pull up to the first anchor on good jugs. This section is mostly 5.10+ with a distinct 5.11a/b crux. Traverse left from the bel...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Herb Laeger
Jun 19, 2016
A new guidebook (June 2016) is available for Kern Slabs and New Directions Cliffs at kernvalleyclimbs.com featuring approximately 100 climbs
By Sean P. Sullivan
From: Morro Bay, California
Aug 19, 2016
Does anyone know of any recorded climbs up Dogtooth peak in the Dinky Lakes area? Besides summit climbs?