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1. Sierra Nevada Range 7,955 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -118.740648, 37.095825

1.1. Northern Sierra Nevada 1,900 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -120.475048, 39.204847

1.1.1. Lake Tahoe, California Side 1,769 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -120.452076, 39.174383

History:

These guides all document the history of Tahoe are climbs.

Climbing Guide to the Crystal Basin by Bob Branscomb. 1992.

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1.1.2. True Value Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.1.3. Hell's Kitchen 0 routes in Crag

1.1.4. Sonora Pass 84 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -120.000596, 38.198640

1.1.5. Walker River Canyon, US 395 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -119.454413, 38.449679

1.1.6. Carson River Canyon, US 395 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.645746, 39.194024

1.1.7. Mokelumne Wilderness 0 routes in Area

1.1.8. Carson Pass 45 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -120.242794, 38.584733

Description:

Climbing areas typically accessed via California highway 88.

1.2. Yosemite National Park 2,890 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Aid and other styles

Long/Lat: -119.558999, 37.844115

1.2.1. Yosemite Valley 1,933 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Aid and other styles

Long/Lat: -119.570050, 37.741117

1.2.2. Tuolumne Meadows 944 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.395739, 37.854758

1.2.3. Mt. Conness Area 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Alpine, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -119.323994, 37.968369

1.2.4. Southern Yosemite Peaks 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.477962, 37.647995

1.3. High Sierra 288 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: -119.078992, 37.671828

1.3.1. Little Slide Spires 0 routes in Crag

1.3.2. Sawtooth Ridge Area 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.386174, 38.099568

1.3.3. Mono Village Boulders 0 routes in Crag

1.3.4. Mount Dana Area 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.220752, 37.900280

1.3.5. June Lakes and surrounds 51 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.007724, 37.777325

1.3.6. Mt. Ritter Range 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Alpine

Long/Lat: -119.154853, 37.654275

1.3.7. Mammoth Lakes Area 63 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.962536, 37.634009

1.3.8. Mt. Morrison Area 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Alpine

Long/Lat: -118.819947, 37.518029

1.3.9. Rock Creek Area 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -118.781521, 37.377674

1.3.10. Seven Gables Area 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.813579, 37.316075

1.3.11. Mt. Humphries 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.673178, 37.271577

1.3.12. Mount Emerson 0 routes in Crag

1.3.13. Mt. Darwin Area 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.666531, 37.165180

1.3.14. Palisades Area 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.518849, 37.112085

1.3.15. Mt. Goddard Area 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.675476, 37.073166

1.3.16. Mt. Clarence King Area 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Aid and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.460065, 36.802577

1.3.17. Independence Peak 0 routes in Crag

1.3.18. Mt. Brewer Area 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.471123, 36.695013

1.3.19. Junction Peak 0 routes in Crag

1.3.20. Mt. Williamson Area 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: -118.303901, 36.642653

1.3.21. Mt. Whitney Area 42 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -118.280066, 36.570546

1.3.22. Split Mountain 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

1.3.23. Laurel Mountain 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. Sierra National Forest 480 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.198320, 37.081271

1.4.1. Crane Flat boulders 0 routes in Area

1.4.2. Wishon Reservoir 26 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.987610, 37.010219

1.4.3. Courtright Reservoir 217 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.999494, 37.111676

1.4.4. Shaver Lake Area 79 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: -119.273371, 37.120255

1.4.5. Tollhouse Rock 119 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.384799, 37.030710

1.4.6. Yeti Dome 0 routes in Area

1.4.7. Wilderness Wall 0 routes in Area

1.4.8. Upper Jackass Lake 0 routes in Area

1.4.9. Squarenail 38 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.10. Column of the Giants 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5. Kings Canyon National Park 66 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Aid and Alpine

Long/Lat: -118.740769, 36.896272

1.5.1. Buck Rock 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.860767, 36.737145

1.5.2. Windy Cliff / Boyden Cave 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.818839, 36.816622

1.5.3. Stag Dome 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.700367, 36.822392

1.5.4. North Dome 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Aid and Alpine

Long/Lat: -118.595883, 36.804918

1.5.5. Zumwalt Meadows 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.596816, 36.791470

1.5.6. Grand Sentinel 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Aid and Alpine

Long/Lat: -118.586189, 36.784109

1.5.7. The Gorge of Despair 0 routes in Crag

1.5.8. Tehipite Dome 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
Aid, Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.781457, 36.918816

1.5.9. Kettle Dome 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine

Long/Lat: -118.786220, 36.947471

1.5.10. Obelisk 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.854207, 36.907820

1.5.11. Finger Rock 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Aid

Long/Lat: -118.910750, 36.991323

1.5.12. Matterhunk 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Alpine

1.5.13. Chrome Dome 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.14. Miscellaneous 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.6. Sierra East Side 1,037 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: -118.026763, 37.148790

1.6.1. Bishop Creek 78 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.189624, 37.251753

1.6.2. The Druids 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -118.424019, 37.300593

1.6.3. Owens River Gorge 258 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: -118.571490, 37.513964

1.6.4. Tablelands 105 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -118.490387, 37.483055

1.6.5. Buttermilks 135 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: -118.587059, 37.318176

1.6.6. Pine Creek 66 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Alpine and other styles

Long/Lat: -118.674424, 37.385324

1.6.7. Sphinx Canyon 0 routes in Crag

1.6.8. Grey Towers 0 routes in Crag

1.6.9. Rock Creek 65 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.670445, 37.519097

1.6.10. Sherwin Plateau 61 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -118.638324, 37.591729

1.6.11. Alabama Hills 267 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: -118.119217, 36.603299

Unique Features And Strengths:

Poor man's Joshua Tree.

Description:

Alabama Hills are a collection of quartz monzonite towers and boulders on BLM land. Generally good quality rock on the climbed routes, but often flaky, pebbly, or loose when off-route or exploring a not-well-established path or crack. Development is ongoing, with new routes appearing.

Approaches are generally short -- almost belay from the car to 10-minute scrambles over piles of boulders, occasionally with surprising pits opening up underneath them.

The rock is JTree-like, but the grades are far more in the range of modern sport grades.

Approach:

From US 395 in Lone Pine, turn west on Whitney Portal Road (as of fall 2013, the only stop-light in Lone Pine). Drive about 2.7 miles up this road, until you see the sign for the Alabama Hills Recreation area. Most of the crags are approached from Movie Road (right turn there), though the Gunga Din section is approached by driving about .4 mile further, and turning left on Horseshoe Meadows Rd.

History:

The area has a lot of movie-history, a lot of old westerns were shot in the area, and there's numerous placards and images showing scenes from movies with the actual rock in the background.

1.7. Sequoia National Park 854 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.439785, 36.053263

1.7.1. Big Baldy 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.882961, 36.673156

1.7.2. Chimney Rock Area 66 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.7.3. Little Baldy 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.805424, 36.613614

1.7.4. Baby Baldy 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7.5. Tokopah Valley 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Aid and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.691805, 36.609389

1.7.6. Highlands Bouldering 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7.7. Moro Rock 72 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.7.8. Castle Rock 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Alpine, Aid and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.707850, 36.505965

1.7.9. Hospital Rock 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7.10. Mineral King Valley 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.7.11. Kaweah Area 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Aid, Alpine and Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.536133, 36.571748

1.7.12. Homer's Nose 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Aid

Long/Lat: -118.734457, 36.383015

1.7.13. Maggie's Farm 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.7.14. Hermit Spire 38 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.512974, 36.168978

1.7.15. The Needles 207 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.572354, 36.091248

1.7.16. Dome Rock 76 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.531117, 36.067372

1.7.17. Springville 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.818734, 36.133258

1.7.18. Kernville 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.455347, 35.815081

1.7.19. Domelands 224 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.232029, 36.000887

1.7.20. Chimney Peak Road 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.110241, 35.765173

1.8. Sierra Foothills 142 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -119.516720, 36.727051

1.8.1. Millerton Lake State Park 0 routes in Crag

1.8.2. Kern River Road Crags 142 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -118.875712, 35.438244

1.9. Southern Sierra Nevada 298 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.208908, 35.698490

1.9.1. Indian Wells Canyon 171 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.847904, 35.645181

1.9.2. Fossil Falls 59 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.909119, 35.967379

1.9.3. Wagonwheel Boulders 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.9.4. Poison Canyon 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.390374, 35.675979

1.9.5. Great Falls Basin 48 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.397948, 35.881234

1.9.6. Rocky Hill 0 routes in Crag

1.9.7. Breakfast Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.9.8. Tehachapi 0 routes in Crag

1.9.9. Panamint Towers 0 routes in Crag