CALIFORNIA


California has historically been a playground for the big boys and girls, with most routes being serious undertakings. The only mid-grade route of quality used to be Californian Arete at E1 - a 35m solo! The routes on the main wall are amazing, with Central Sadness and Waves of Inspiration being two of the best E5s in the quarries. More recently the addition of We Speak No Americano! has added to the appeal for the mid-grade climber. For those in search of esoteria, there is even some aid climbing hidden amongst the routes, some of it very demanding in nature.

Routes

1 winter route (XS)
30 trad routes (HVS...A3)
5 sport routes (3c...8a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Californian Arete Area
A shady wall that sees little traffic mainly because the routes are either hard, or bold, or both....
20
Trad
Morning sun
Up and down

0 mins

sheltered
California Wall
California Wall is one of the main trad areas on slate, with routes like Central Sadness and Waves...
16
Trad
Morning sun
Up and down

0 mins

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