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The Cove

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Anchors Away S,TR 
Dream Catcher TR 
Echo Chamber S 
Flume with a View S 
Flumetastic S 
Flumetastic Voyage S 
Flying Snakes S 
Lime Light S 
Long Shot S 
Predator S 
Psyche Ward S 
Pulp Friction S 
Rip Cord TR 
Ripple Effect S 
Vision Quest S,TR 

The Cove Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 39.4398, -120.6585 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mike carville on Feb 23, 2013
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The Cove - right side. Bowman Lake Valley, CA.


The Cove. Mostly 5.11 some 12s bolted sport routes and easier stuff (left side past big blocks).

Getting There 

13 miles down Bowman Lake Rd from Hwy 20. First major cliff past slabs on right at the bottom of the big descent down the fire road into Bowman Valley. Follow the cement flume carrying water (on right) about 1/4 mile to The Cove. Cross flume on small bridge by mini gauging station. Easier climbs begin on far left side of cliff behind large boulder above flume tunnel (water out flow). This is about `1/2 mile before you get to the Bridge.

Climbing Season

For the Bowman Valley area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cove:
Flumetastic   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Pulp Friction   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Flumetastic Voyage   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Flying Snakes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ripple Effect   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Vision Quest   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, TR, 90'   
Lime Light   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: flying snakes .11a, the cove, bowman valley, ca.
flying snakes .11a, the cove, bowman valley, ca.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Flume with a View
Me on Flume with a View
Rock Climbing Photo: the cove, bowman valley, ca
the cove, bowman valley, ca
Rock Climbing Photo: vision quest .11c/d. bowman, ca
vision quest .11c/d. bowman, ca
Rock Climbing Photo: chris on vision quest .11c/d. the cove, bowman, ca...
chris on vision quest .11c/d. the cove, bowman, ca...
Rock Climbing Photo: Slabs!

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By GizzardJones
From: Rancho Cordova,CA
Oct 24, 2015
anybody have any info on the Bi- Boulder? behind "Pulp Friction" at the Cove
has 3 TR anchors and a 2 sport climbs next to it. Thanks Love this area! BIG props to the all the FA crew putting the major work and stoke in. Id love to add some goodness one day their myself.
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Oct 25, 2015
Check the comments on Flumetastic Voyage. C Miller probably has the answers to your questions.