California Routes

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Trad and Sport
Early morning sun
18 mins
Level
Sheltered

California is one of the quieter areas of the quarries, mainly as it only has harder routes with a more serious feel; California Arete may only be E1, but its a solo! Similarly, the main California Wall has two classic E5s.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tambourine Man
The extremely technical groove.
 
2 Stars
Technical
8a
2
We Speak No Americano
A great route up the wall which can be done in 2 pitches.1) 5, 10m. Climb the blocky groove to the grassy ledge.2)...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6a
3
Slabs 'R' Us
A very tough line, with tricky, technical and thin moves up to the third bolt, passing this provides the crux. Above the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
4
California Arete
A classic line of the quarries, and a must for any wannabe Slatehead. There is a poor lonely wire above all the hard climbing,...
 
3 Stars
E1
5
Central Sadness
Possibly the best route of its grade in the quarries. Start below a thin crack to the right of a tapering groove.1) 6a,...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E5
6
Waves of Inspiration
A long pitch that keeps coming at you to the final move. Start at a bolt belay. Move up and left to gain a crack/break. Follow...
 
3 Stars
Technical
E5