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San Joaquin River Bouldering

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About San Joaquin River Bouldering:

Located at the San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area. A short down hill walk to the pedestrian suspension bridge delivers you to a steep canyon carved by the river. While jumping from the bridge into the water has been done it is not recommended due to its extreme height and shallow water. The river has carved amazing formations into the sides of the canyon with lots of deep pots and swirls in the rock. Boulders litter both sides of the canyon and some top ropes can be found downstream. The boulders are steep yet slick from river polish making for skin friendly climbing. A great winter area due its lower elevation. Summer climbing is hot but watery diversions of cliff jumping and deep water soloing are welcome relief.
Nearest town or city: Auberry
Directions: The Gorge is about two miles northwest of the town of Auberry and is accessed by Smalley Road, off Power House Road, north of Auberry. The trail head and parking lot are on the Fresno County side of the San Joaquin River, about 6 miles downhill on Smalley Road from the entrance at Powerhouse Road. The trail leads to BLM's trail bridge which crosses the San Joaquin River. It may be used by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. The Bridge allows recreation users to cross the river and explore the Madera County side of the Management Area. The Madera County side contains the Pa'san Ridge Trail and the Wuh-ki'o Trail, that have a combined length of ten miles.
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When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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With Replies SJRG Guide sierraclimber1 3 Nov 17 2008, 8:27 PM