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Auburn Quarry - Sport Climbing (All Levels)

hey guys

This newly developed quarry has been around for years but because of a political backdrop with local state officials climbers have not had access to this pristine climbers paradise until September of last year when Crags, a Sacramento-based outdoor non profit partnered with Access fund to get local govt to open its gates to climbers and they did. We we get to enjoy this sports climbing haven which is nestled between the mountains of Auburn and a beautiful fork of American River.

You can ride your bike on the 30 minute approach, bring dogs, they have picnic tables along the way or people jog.

This spot offers sport leading and top roping and enough routes for a good sized crew. Auburn is about 2 hours and 2 mins away so carpools would be encouraged.

What do you need?

*Helmet, harness & shoes.
*Rope, anchor building gear (webbing, carabiners etc) - This is optional as I have most of this
*Snacks and water. We can eat a huge meal after
*Layers in case it gets cold
*If your leading or sport belaying we hope that you have experience and/or have taken a class.
*Safety: Read the safety disclaimer on Discussion board or About us section of GYCO.

This trip is subject to change depending on weather. Only RSVP if your free this day. Thank you kindly. :)

Questions? Suggestions?

Auburn Quarry Routes:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/auburn-cliffs/105733941

Getting There

· Highway 80 to Auburn.

· Exit Elm Ave (exit 119c), and stay left at the fork.

· Turn left on Elm.

· .2 miles later, left on El Dorado St (also Hwy 49).

· Turn right to stay on highway 49, head down the hill and cross the bridge towards Cool (there's a sign.)

· About a 1/4 mile later, park in the street or in the paid lot on the left (it's hard to see, but it's a VERY wide pull in)


From the parking lot (I advise bringing a bike!!!): Walk about 1 1/2 miles down the main trail (which heads more or less East out of the lot) way above the creek. You'll come to a large fort-like structure with a very wide trail heading straight up a steepish hill right of the main trail, which ends up taking you to the right of the fort. Walk another 150 yards to the FIRST fork, and go right. Follow this still wide (though often quite leaf-covered) trail trough another bend to the left, and you'll pop out at the entrance to the climbing area, with Scale Wall right in front of you.

Approach to close walls : 30 minutes (8 minutes by bike)
Approach to furthest bolted walls: 45 minutes

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  • Mike A.

    Beautiful day. Awesome, mature, safe, fun and funny people. yay to Flavia for doing her first sport leads. Im glad jenna's little fall was a safe one & so glad Shannon didnt get hurt from that litle rock. Sorry Patrick & Pam we didnt get to hang out. You guys were at that upper tier we so noeed to check out some time as it has a classic 5.9 but with scary run out toward end. MOre soon. Thanks guys.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the quarry was only open fri-sun?

    February 11, 2013

    • Mike A.

      It is. we went yesterday. i made a mistake on ending date for quarry and cant correct it when i went in to do a review. It doesnt let me change date on past trips. :)

      February 11, 2013

  • Jenna H.

    May we meet by the lot so I can hike to the wall with someone familiar with the area??

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Brenden Puckett N.

    Sorry we can't make it now... one of my best friends is in the ICU. Hopefully next time...

    February 9, 2013

  • anthony

    Will be there with rope.

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • Mike A.

      yayyyyy Anthony :)

      February 9, 2013

  • Margarita T.

    Michael, I'd like to carpool with you. I live in Benicia which is on the way to Auburn. I can meet you somewhere along hwy 680 or any other place. Let me know if that might work.

    February 8, 2013

    • Margarita T.

      Yes, I'm riding with Shannon.

      1 · February 9, 2013

    • Mike A.

      Good to hear. sorry for any inconvenience you may have had to endure with your ride scenarios. but your riding with Shannon is a blessing in disguise. trust me on that :)

      February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in on that. My weekend plans fell through, and I've been keen to check this place out.

    My only weakness? No car...

    But I can rent a Zipcar for the day, if there is nobody with a spare spot for me.

    Have ropes, anchor gear, and such.

    February 8, 2013

    • Mike A.

      Tim, do you have a rope?

      February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yep I can bring a rope

      February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    omg! how many auburn quarry trips are you gonna have, Michael?? you love this place, don't you? :) haha (teasing) there are some difficult routes that I want to try leading though. So I might go.

    February 8, 2013

    • Mike A.

      haha. i know. I love this place and still have so many routes i want to do :)

      February 8, 2013

    • Mike A.

      Go Yen so i can give you back your shoes :)

      February 8, 2013

  • Mike A.

    Im driving Tim and I. i have room for 2 more peeps. Flavia? I have a rope, draws and anchor building gear. so does Patrick & Julian. anyone else? It would be great to have 5 maybe 6 ropes total. :)

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Could I get a ride? Also, I have a rope and draws

      February 8, 2013

  • Brenden Puckett N.

    Jaicie & I will be there. :)

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Julian S.

    maybe... let me think this thru

    February 8, 2013

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