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wordisborn


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Trip tp Sequoia National Park  (North_America: United_States: California: Western_Sierra: Sequoia_National_Park)
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We are going up to SNP next month and i am looking for any advice on the best book to get, best place to camp, and best sport/TR routes to hit up.
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thegreytradster


Aug 7, 2003, 1:40 PM
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Pick up Moser,Vernon,Hickey's Sequoia, Kings Canyon Guide, Chockstone Press. there's enough in there for ten seasons!


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Cool. I have seen that book in REI. I will go check it out this weekend. Any recomendations on a camping spot?
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Go up to big meadows... its actually between SNP and KCNP, easy access to both, and Buck Rock (sport climbing /TR ) is about ten minutes away


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i was at Buck Rock/SNP over Independence Day weekend...there's only about a half-dozen routes, and only one under .10 (check here). all can be toproped. in my opinion, the guide book will not be terribly helpful for finding any more sport/tr climbing in the area (without spending another 3 hours in the car).

also, for Buck Rock, if there's an option to take a truck or vehicle with good ground clearance, do so...our Honda made for some sketchy drivin.


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Anybody interested in serious, backcountry rock climbing is welcome to join myself and friends. if you've not been out to some of these places or only done a few routes in the sequia Kings Canyon area, and would like to get out their. We would be glad to help you out.

You can get in some Bouldering up their but this area is great for backcountry rockclimbing, meaning getting away from the crowds at Yos, Tahquitz, Williamson, ......???

camping is good at Stony Creek for a fee$$ its in the park, but the forest service has an open policy and you can camp for free at the trail head for Chimney Rock and it's a nice area. the Crystal wall has some easy sport and TR setups to do.

I am putting up some new routes at Chimney Rock and the area nearby, the auther of the Southern Sierra Rock Climbing Sequia Kings Canyon, The Needles and the Domelands is a good friend of mine. One of his groups the SSCA is having a meet up their October 18th and 19th, all are welcome to join us.


They will also be up at Shuteye Ridge this month on the 23rd, 24th their group has an open policy for now no EVALUATION tests and are great PPS


have fun in the Sierras
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climbingcowboy


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Hey bro your gonna love it up there, hardly any climbers around, easy hikes in to and of alot of places.

If you guys lead easy trad you should really do South Face of Moro Rock 5.7 8 pitch a really fun route and easy to hike into and out of.

If you want to do some sport/TR/trad I would head over to Camp Ridge-Crystal Wall, the directions in the book arn't exactly that easy to follow, here are the best directions, The turnoff is 7.6 miles north of the Dorst Campgrounds turnin, the sign you'll see says National Forest Orgainzational Camps, San Joaquin, Far Horzioins , just stay on the main road all the way to the back and pick up the climbers trail (ten min walk to the rock), you can camp here for free, just get a free fire permit. Theres alot of really fun routes there heres just a few that I recommend.

Dry Run 5.6 1pitch (the first move 5,6 then 5.5 all trad), Magic Carpet Ride 5.9 2pitch trad, Ricks Trick 5.10b/c (sport 4?bolts Sweet route), Give Them Cairo 5.7 1 pitch trad (really fun), Pop-A-Top 5.7 1 or 2 pitch (sport, you can top rope a couple routes from the first pitch anchors), If your feeling like running it out try Placebo 5.8 2 pitchs (nuts, few cams)

If you just want more steep sport and more free camping head to Buck Rock theres tons of free camping around here. And if nothing else the fire tower is cool to hike up to. The turn off for this is also off the 180 about 5-15 mins north of the turnoff for Camp Ridge.

Dorst Camp ground is a really good campground and they are very acommendating and nice (i should now we tend to party alot at night). The bear secne is NOT a joke up here they make Yos. bears look like Yogi, I was up there in June and they were everywhere and into everything, bear boxs are highly recommeded. Theres some new yearlings around that are always in your camp.

Lodgepole store offers all your pizza and beer.

when you guys heading up there?


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I forgot about Little baldy a bunch sport runoutish slabish routes but lots of fun.

Has anyone climbed out at the Watchtower I kinda wanna go check it out but wanted some feed back first?


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