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The Fortress

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About The Fortress:

Distinct large block-like rock formation perched upon the ridge overlooking the Peralta Trail. Up to 10 trad/sport routes on the west and south faces. Generally good rock and breathtaking scenery. Approach: From the Peralta trailhead, take the Bluff Springs trail up about a mile to the unmarked left departure of the Cave Trail. Take it about another 1/2 mile up to the crag. All the trad lines are walk-offs: head left(N) to edge, then west down into small gully. At bottom follow the base of the wall south until you emerge at south face.
Approach: Follow the Bluff Springs trail to the Cave trail (marked by a large cairn). Turn left and head up the Cave trail. The Fortress is the first really large rock formation that has climbing on about 270 degrees of the formation.
Approach Time: 45 minutes to 1 hours uphill hike.
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Access Issues: Be carefull to stay on the trails marked by cairns. Or, simply avoid stepping on any type of vegetation, especially the psychedellic greenish, yellow lichen.
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect:


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 The Mother of Invention V7 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Bay Tree Belay 5.7 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Bon Bons in Space 5.11a 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Bypass 5.7 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 For a Few Pockets More 5.10d 0
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Fortress Boulders 2
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Freely Freaking 5.7 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Linear Accelerator 5.11b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pocket Full of Rainbows 5.10d 0
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 South Side 5.5 4
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Stardust 5.11b 0

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