California has some of the highest concentration of quality rock climbing and bouldering and probably one of the best and most choices for bouldering, toproping, multi pitch climbing, trad and sport.  Areas like Yosemite, Taquiz, Joshua Tree, Suicide, Lovers Leap, The Needles and many others are world-class destinations and have some of the best rock climbing in the known universe.  The Bay Area is also popular for short crags and boulders, Lake Tahoe has a wealth of granite as well as many spot sin Northern California. The North Coast has hidden coves with great roped and bouldering possibilities and even California Wine country like Napa an Sonoma have interesting cliffs and boulders to play on.
California has more climbing that almost any–if not all–states in the US.  California is huge with diverse boulders large cliffs, sport crags and a lot of land to hide new and undeveloped rock. The state is a playground for the modern or old-school trad climber. Some of the richest and most important climbing history in the United States if not the world lies in the mountains of the golden state.


If you climb here Yosemite is usually the place any climber will recommend that you visit.  True, Yosemite is amazing but many other spots like Suicide, J Tree, Lake Tahoe and lots of other spots have just as many opportunities to woo you.  Fred Beckey once stated that he though Lovers Leap had the best quality granite he ever climbed on.  Just about any part of the state has great rock.

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