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Summary

The best sport climbing within 2 hours of the Bay Area, along with some good trad at The Grotto.

Description

Table Mountain is the remains of a 9 million year old lava flow that originated near Dardanelles Cone, approximately 60 miles to the east near Sonora Pass. These lavas flowed down the ancestral bed of the Stanislaus River, solidified into hard igneous rock (Latite), and in the intervening period the surrounding softer rocks were eroded away, leaving Table Mountain standing up above the surrounding area. It is one of the longest and best-preserved "inverted valleys" in the world.

The resulting cliffs offer steep, generally positive climbing on blocky (and occasionally columnar) bullet-hard rock.

Access issues

Access to some of the crags at Table Mountain can be tenuous, with some crags on private property and some of the access trails crossing private property. Make sure to check the Access Fund (http://status.accessfund.org/) for current restrictions, and always be respectful of the property owners.

Approach

The climbing areas are located beside highway 108 in the vicinity of Jamestown CA - check the individual crag pages for precise access instructions.

Areas

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Gold Wall Cliff
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