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The Columns

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Appetizer  S 
Bear Backin It S 
Chicks Dig It S 
Dudes Lick It S 
Dudes Squeezin Chicks S 
Flamed Thrower S 
Flying Circus S 
Friendly Fire S 
Gold Rush S 
Mercy Buckets S 

The Columns Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jan 24, 2007
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Description 

Another long, tall wall with good rock and the largest concentration of quality routes at the cliff. The lefthand side features the best steep jughauls, while the right side has some longer sustained, technical routes.

Getting There 

Just a short ways past the Teflon Wall. Look for large hanging columns.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',5],['5.12',5],['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 The Columns

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Columns:
Chicks Dig It   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Friendly Fire   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Mercy Buckets   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flamed Thrower   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bear Backin It   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 100'   
Flying Circus   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Columns
Rock Climbing Photo: Chicks Dig It!!  Yes, they do!

Chicks Dig It 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Columns
The standard warm-up at the cliff. Great climbing up through an initial roof. Then up edges to a final roof system. Great holds and no standout hard moves. Good rock and moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Daniel Abud
Sep 3, 2015
Does anyone have a GPS coordinate to this place? In "getting here" it just leads you to a "Past rock 1" and then you click on Rock 1 and it says "To the left of Rock 2!" until you chase go down the rabbit hole.

Someone please post a GPS coordinate!

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