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Auburn Quarry Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays till Sundown! MORE INFO >>>
We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the fundraising campaign to open Auburn Quarry outside of Sacramento, California. The climbing community responded quickly and generously to raise $9,520 to provide critical services and put CRAGS in a position to restore climbing access at Auburn Quarry!
A special thanks to all of the individual donors and local businesses, including Planet Granite, Sacramento Pipeworks, and Stoneage Climbing Holds for generously responding to the call for help.
Opening day is Friday Sept. 27 and climbing is allowed every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday till Sundown!
We ask that you please respect the current hours of operation and hope that the cliff will be open year round in the future.
Currently containing one route, this 80 foot cliff contains excellent climbing potential. Firstly, it's over 150 feet long, and only the first 10 feet have been developed. Secondly, the rock is mostly vertical, and should contain some excellent vertical routes that will run the height of the cliff.
This rock will have morning sun and afternoon shade.
Rappelling/lowering is the only option off the current route, though future routes will have a place to walk off.
From the entrance to the canyon, head right around the memorialwall to the large cliff that sits behind it. You're there!
The only existing route on the Surf Tower, this route is on the way way right side, on the tower that sits on the right side of the cliff.Climb using anything you can find for the first two bolts, and afterwards the climbing gets considerably simpler. From the top, you get an excellent view of the lower Auburn Cliffs and also the canyon beyond....[more]Browse More Classics in CA