Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmste...
For sheer variety of rock and stable weather it is hard to beat California as a climbing destination.
Want soaring granite? Head to Yosemite National Park
. Want thousands of sport routes and world class bouldering? Head to the Buttermilks
or Owens River Gorge
on the East side of the Sierra. Looking for limitless climbing under a warm, desert sun, visit Joshua Tree
Head West to find the goods.
Major Destination Areas
Classic Yosemite Valley view.
Joshua Tree National Park
Tuolumne Meadows area and Tenaya Lake, from Olmstead Point, Yosemite NP
Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
Joel wants to 'Sail Away'!
Great photo by Damon Corso of Michael Reardon on the Pirate.
Josh Junkermeier, Big Chicken V4, Happy Boulders, Eastern Sierras.
Unknown climber hiking the crux.
Joe L. coming up the wide crack section.
If you have a 5" shoulder, you can do it this way.
...The rest of us can't. :-|
Palisades from Dusy Basin. From left to right: Mt. Agassiz, Mt. Winchell, Thunderbolt Peak, Starlight Peak, North Palisade - July 2007
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
19,708 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1306],['3 Stars',5688],['2 Stars',7249],['1 Star',4818],['Bomb',194]
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Melts in your Mouth 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Fun House
Yet another must do line at this crag, this sits just right of Escapade (5.11a) and serves as a good warm-up for that route and the neighboring Thumbs Up (5.11c). Climbs a super fun vertical face to bulge on good holds right of Escapade and ends somwhat uneventfully as it lacks the dicey slab finish of it's neighbors. One of the better climbs of it's grade in the Gorge....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for California
A dirtbag meets the squeeze.
Sunset storm, Colorado Desert, Southern California...
Bear Cub-Sequoia National Park. Photo by Blitzo.
Sequoia Forest-Sequoia N.P. Photo by Blitzo.
Crazy desert clouds, Death Valley, NP
Forest-Sequoia N.P. Photo by Blitzo.
Death Valley-Spring. Photo by Blitzo.
Try Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Stout. 10% ABV....
Titus Canyon, Death Valley
Seasonal Mass Snake Migration in Sinks Canyon. Th...
Climbing in the Colorado/Sonoran Desert. Photo by ...
Zabriski Point, Death Valley NP.
Merced River Canyon, below El Portal, CA. Photo by...
Climber on Loose Lady, 5.10a Joshua Tree National ...
California Poppy-State Flower. Photo by Blitzo.
Tufa Towers-Mono Lake. Photo by Blitzo.
The silky Eureka Dunes, Death Valley
The ghost town, Bodie. Photo by Blitzo.
Joshua Tree. Photo by Blitzo
Morro Rock-Sequoia National Park. Photo by Blitzo.
Bristlecone Pine-White Mountains. Photo by Blitzo.
High Sierra. Photo by Blitzo.
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