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1. Southern Sierra Nevada 411 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: -117.208908, 35.698490

1.1. Indian Wells Canyon 171 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.847904, 35.645181

1.1.1. Heller Rocks 33 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.2. Aquila Peak 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.3. Bill's Butte 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.4. Owens Ridge 135 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.2. Fossil Falls 133 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: -117.909119, 35.967379

Unique Features And Strengths:

Climbing consists of basalt rock formations from volcanic activity.

Description:

Fossil Falls is a climbing spot with beautiful basalt rock formations that was once a multitude of waterfalls. The rating of the climbs are typically rated lower than the relative difficulty but it doesnt take away from the great climbing. Almost all the climbs are toprope accessible and there are several areas that can have new routes set up. Nearby is a small bouldering field that consists of a couple well established boulders.

Access Issues:

The lower portions of the falls have experienced territorial disputes with nearby private landowners. These landowners often prevent climbers from using the lower portions but with friendly negotiation it is accessible.

1.2.1. Upper Area, West Side, Right 12 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.2. Upper Area, West Side, Left 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.3. Upper Area, East Side, Right 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.4. Upper Area, East Side, Left 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.5. Lower Area, East Side, Right 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.6. Lower Area, East Side, Center 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.7. Lower Area, East Side, Left 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.8. Scott's Bluff, Left 7 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.9. Scott's Bluff, Right 13 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.2.10. Black Planets 74 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.892039, 35.894421

Unique Features And Strengths:

The boulders have a variety of features. There are plenty of sharp crimpy routes, overhangs with slopers, pinches, pockets, and slabs.

Description:

Black Planets is a group of boulders located a few miles East of Fossil Falls but has similar basalt rock formations. Most of the boulders toppled down from the ridge above, and there is a small cliff band of topropeable climbs. Due to the nature of the rock, it can be uncomfortable to climb here during the summer, and may be too cold during the winter. This is a good location for seeking climbing during windy weather.

Ethic:

When climbing here, practice "leave no trace ethics" and ensure that you do not damage any rock or vegetation. Do not climb on any rock with petroglyphs or art on it. Almost all of the obvious lines have been climbed before, but there are still a large amount of hidden gems. Since there are a few local developers that wish to keep information low key, make sure to talk to them before claiming any first ascents.

1.3. Wagonwheel Boulders 54 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: -117.539485, 35.566236

Unique Features And Strengths:

Hundreds of granite boulders across the desert to climb.

Description:

A boulder field located about 15 miles East of Ridgecrest. There are hundreds of boulders to climb and are mostly easy short problems.

Access Issues:

The summer weather in the high desert makes this area not so delightful. The prime time to climb here is spring and fall. This spot is also a popular off-road and motocross area during the weekends.

History:

This area appears unestablished however the local climbers have been using this area for years. Almost every boulder has been climbed and there are a decent amount of established routes.

1.3.1. Tit Rock 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.544134, 35.575424

1.3.2. Barsinister Boulder 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

1.3.3. The Vaino Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

1.3.4. The Terminator 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Boulder and Unknown

1.3.5. Main Area 13 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.542948, 35.575419

Description:

Main group of boulders in the Wagon Wheel area with several local classics

1.3.6. Tombstone Boulders 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.537344, 35.578772

1.3.7. The Eradicator 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
All Boulder

1.3.8. Hilltop Boulders 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.541236, 35.575945

Description:

Boulders on the hill about 70 meters East of the main area

1.3.9. Chuckwalla Boulder 5 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Boulder
Description:

Boulder with easy routes in the main area

1.3.10. South Boulders 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -117.540074, 35.559158

1.4. Poison Canyon 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.390374, 35.675979

1.4.1. Flatfingers Area 2 routes in Area

Summary:

1.4.2. The Pit 3 routes in Area

Summary:

1.5. Great Falls Basin 48 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -117.397948, 35.881234

1.5.1. Motorhead 18 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.5.2. Falls Area 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.5.3. Great Falls, Right Side 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Aid and Boulder

1.5.4. Condome 15 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.6. Rocky Hill 0 routes in Crag

1.7. Breakfast Crag 0 routes in Crag

1.8. Tehachapi 0 routes in Crag

1.9. Panamint Towers 0 routes in Crag