Siberia, telephoto from Land's End. A climber can ...
Siberia is the attractive light and dark brown formation rising just north of the trail to Willow Hole with numerous one and two pitch routes on it's large south face. Yasmine Bleeth
(5.9) and Dos Chi Chis
(5.10a) are the most sought after routes here, but several other good routes are to be found as well. Some shorter routes are also found on the shady north face in the Siberian Corridor. Kublai Corner (5.8), Mongoloid (5.9) and Broken Dreams
(5.11b) are the best of those.
The somewhat lengthy hike and minimal amount of information about the area ensures that you'll likely be the only party at this remote and wild-feeling crag. Please stick to established trails and help to maintain the special feel this area has.
Park in the large paved lot at Key's Corner and hike north following a well-defined trail. 1.25 miles after leaving the parking area the trail forks - left along the Boy Scout Trail, which leads to Indian Cove, and right to Willow Hole and deeper into the northern Wonderland. Take the right fork and continue hiking for another 0.75 miles and then leave the trail at a point marked by a trails sign. Follow, at times, an ill-defined trail to a point near the base of the formation and then boulder hop to the base. Plan on an hour for the approach.
Weather station 8.2 miles from here
23 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Siberia:
Toby 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Love Gas 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Dos Chi Chis 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 240'
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Original Route (aka Jake Off) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
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: ... : Siberia
Follow the wide crack to an awkward roof encounter. After turning the roof you can either continue slogging up this crack or bail to climbers left and head to the anchor bolts of Old Hornington. If you bail left, be sure to protect the follower with some high pro as they will be mid crux when pulling your last piece before the traverse. The fall would be ghastly...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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J. Smith starting P2 of Showers with Dad
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BETA PHOTO: Siberia in late afternoon light from the approach.
Siberia Slab from the southwest. Photo by Blitzo.
By Nick Y.
Apr 1, 2012
After taking the right fork, the next turn is no longer marked by a 'small cairn' - it is now a trail marker for "Climber's Trail" for Outer Mongolia.
Read "Hollywood Rattlesnake" Description carefully if coming to this area. Four great climbs right on top of each other. Any chance an admin could make a legit entry for "Showers with Dad"?
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 19, 2013
Approaching Siberia is a fine adventure, but the most direct route through the boulders from the sign isn't really the best. If you continue west and follow the wash around the high rock formation, right of the sign, there is a much easier route through the boulder field with fewer big drops and less climbing over boulders. I'm not trying to promote more social trails, but the one that is signed is arduous with anything bigger than a light pack.