Auburn Quarry - Sport Climbing & Top Roping

Hey Guys

This newly developed quarry has been around for years but because of a political backdrop with local state officials climbers (and an accident way back when) 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.

This spot offers sport leading and top roping and enough routes for a good sized crew. Auburn is about 2 hours and 26 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 at (Ikedas famous Pies)
*Jacket as it can get cold in shade

*Only RSVP if your free this day. Thank you kindly. :)

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

Images

https://www.google.com/search?q=auburn+quarry+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=0InlUZnhMuiDiwLdjIHYBw&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1317&bih=606

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: 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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  • Derek

    Hey all, just uploaded pics on facebook and will add more on here...feel free to add me and tag yourself in any pics :) Great climbing with yall!

    https://www.facebook.com/derek.rubinstein

    January 31, 2014

  • Michael D.

    hey guys. I has so much fun last weekend that I am leading another auburn meetup this Saturday should anyone want in on that. It will be 73 degrees this time. I have 5 spots open. Id also be willing to show those who want to learn to lead belay. check it out: http://www.meetup.com/Get-Your-Climb-On/events/162060912/

    January 23, 2014

  • Don T.

    did anyone need up with a black diamond quickdraw? I'm missing one...

    January 21, 2014

    • Michael D.

      Don. I may have it. What are colors on the fabric?

      January 21, 2014

    • Don T.

      grey, brown and white-biners are anodized brown, one straight gate, one curved. CE 0333. I can text a photo if that helps...

      January 21, 2014

  • Derek

    Great climbing with you all! Will post pics soon :)

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Thanks for a great meetup all. Your good people. I am proud and excited by those that did their first leads. Now next step is to get you to learn the belay piece. once you get that down you will be leading 5/12's :)

    Did anyone come by 2 quick draws? dark charcoal grey and orange or light grey and orange or beige and black fabric?

    1 · January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael thanks for an awesome day and great pie! We will definitely be there next time. Linda

    2 · January 18, 2014

    • Don T.

      Hi Linda-thanks for dressing my wound!

      1 · January 21, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Great time

    2 · January 20, 2014

  • dustin

    Thanks for the ride MD! =D haha (can't go with a regular smile cuz that would just be too WEIRD!) lol Super awesomely organized trip and loved the setup with all the different climbs and people. =D Definitely gonna go back to the quarry and get others to! =)

    btw.. I was looking at Richard's Into to Lead class on Feb. 9 and it says "Climbers should be able to climb[masked] outdoors comfortably." What do ya think? =D

    January 19, 2014

  • Jean J.

    AMAZING group! It was my first meet-up ever and i can't believe I did not join sooner to start making new friends and fellow climbers in the Bay area. Mike, the organizer, was super nice and friendly and made everyone feel welcome to the group. At the end of the day I felt like I made 10 new friends that I want to keep meeting up with to climb. Excellent group! It reminded me of my Outing Club in college where I got to meet new people who shared the same passion for the outdoors. Definitely will be my new family in the bay area.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Sergey S.

    Thanks for the climbing, guys, and Michael for organizing!

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Don T.

    Thanks for organizing, Michael! Your stoke is infectious.

    January 18, 2014

  • Kim

    Thanks, Michael & everyone for a great time!!

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Michael D.

    awesome day. a little cold in shade but awesome :)

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Don T.

    Last minute RSVP to take advantage of weather
    MD I'm comfortable w lead belays and easy leads
    Driving from city w/room for one, or would love to catch a ride. My cell is[masked]

    January 18, 2014

  • Michael D.

    It seems we have the following people who can lead/lead belay: myself, John, Jean, Sergey. Everyone else, as per the answers you provided, cannot -- which is fine. Phil and Kim? can you lead or lead belay?

    January 17, 2014

    • Kim

      I haven't done either. Hoping to learn!

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Michael D.

      awesome phil

      January 17, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Hey all, sorry for the late RSVP. Had an AIARE Level 1 course scheduled for this weekend but it got canceled due to the huge amount of snow that we've received :)... Anyways, looking to climb for the day and then head to Tahoe for the rest of the weekend to go skiing. I'll be coming from San Jose so i can drive anybody that needs a ride there but they'll need a ride home, unless they wanna come hang in Tahoe until Monday. Let me know. Cheers :)

    January 17, 2014

    • Mike B.

      Sure that's no problem. Wanna shoot me an email with where and when and what not? [masked]

      January 17, 2014

    • Michael D.

      Oh Kim. I thought you meant Mike Me. haha. okay it sounds like Mike Brown has you. good ;)

      January 17, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Looks like everyone has a ride thanks to Derek. U da man :) This is gonna be a good group. I can feel it. For those new to leading or have never done it this is a great place to do your first lead. They have like 3 easy 5.6's. one with just 3 clips. So I am willing t work with, coach and belay anyone wanting to try it. We will also put up some top ropes for those that prefer that. Everyone will get to climb the many routes. It gets cold in shade so bring your jacket and sweat pants or pants. parking in quarry lot is $10. there is a sign and slot & envelopes on rt hand side when you pull in OR you can park on main road in dirt. If you have a dog you can bring it. They have port o potties fyi. lol. To confirm I am bringing Phil and Dustin. Linda I am glad your going. Do u have a ride? also. look at routes in link above as it shows the areas we will be climbing in. The 2 main areas are Scale Wall and Memorial Wall which offer all levels and Horsehoe Wall. There is also Wreckage wall

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Michael D.

      Great Linda :)

      January 17, 2014

    • Michael D.

      great Linda. :)

      January 17, 2014

  • Sergey S.

    I need a ride from the city or East Bay (iirc BART is running). I have rope, draws, some gear; can pay gas. Thanks!

    January 16, 2014

    • Sergey S.

      yeah that's great,! I am on 3rd and Folsom and can transit to places. When/where do you want to meet? My # is[masked]

      January 16, 2014

    • Sergey S.

      Thanks!

      January 16, 2014

  • Larry

    Hi All,

    I just RSVP'd, only been climbing a short while and I'm about 5.10b/c in the gym, top rope only, but would love to go outdoors to check it out. It appears that all car pools are taken, if there are enough people I'll get a Zip Car for the day that will fit me+4 people for $120 including gas, or $20 each. Please reply and let me know if you are interested and let's get it arranged!

    -Larry

    January 16, 2014

    • Derek

      Larry, I'm picking Kim and possibly Sergey up in the city - I'm happy to give you a ride as well. Email me at [masked] or reply here so we can coordinate a meetup location and time.

      January 16, 2014

    • Larry

      Hey Derek, a ride would be great if you have space available. You can ping me at[masked] to coordinate. I'm also up for meeting you at any BART station pending I can get there early enough etc.

      January 16, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Hey all. Who needs a ride, who has a car to offer a carpool?

    January 15, 2014

    • Derek

      Kim, I'm happy to give you a ride and meet somewhere in the city! I'm away from my computer right now but will respond to your email later tonight/tomorrow morning to figure out the details. I have two other spots in my car so hopefully I can coordinate with Larry and Sergey as well. Be in touch, and just in case my number is[masked]

      January 16, 2014

    • Derek

      Kim, I'm happy to give you a ride and meet somewhere in the city! I'm away from my computer right now but will respond to your email later tonight/tomorrow morning to figure out the details. I have two other spots in my car so hopefully I can coordinate with Larry and Sergey as well. Be in touch, and just in case my number is[masked]

      January 16, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Hey guys. Stoked to get outdoors again. I haven't led an outdoor meetup since Nov so I am fired up. So who has ropes and gear besides John and I? I have 3 ropes by the way. This is an amazing place to sport lead if your a beginner levels 5-6 to 5-9. We will also set up top ropes in case you don't wanna lead. either way we will have a blast ;) Ill bring breakfast. and then later we can go to Ideka's, great food and best pies ever. :)

    January 14, 2014

    • Jean J.

      I have a rope, 4 webbings, and 4 locking caribiners (maybe more if I dig through storage). I just need to buy a new helmet before the trip as I left mine in Hawaii.

      1 · January 14, 2014

    • Michael D.

      awesome. you can use my helmet. Would you be willing to carpool? we can split gas? I live in Nob Hill area..

      January 15, 2014

  • John

    I'd like to get out this weekend, on the 18th or the 19th.

    1 · January 14, 2014

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