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Moro Rock

Moro Rock

Moro Rock

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.54420°N / 118.7642°W

Object Title: Moro Rock

Elevation: 6725 ft / 2050 m


Page By: Dave Daly

Created/Edited: Nov 10, 2001 / Sep 25, 2006

Object ID: 150658

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Not to be confused with Morro Rock in the California costal town of Morro Bay, Moro Rock is the most climbed summit in Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, undoubtedly because the car-to-car distance on the standard route is a mere 1/4 mile, with a climb of 300 feet. The rock itself is a granite exfoliating dome of the same variety as that of Half Dome and Mount Starr King. Moro Rock protrudes into the massive canyon of the Kaweah River, just far enough to produce marvelous views of the Great Western Divide and the striking granite flanks of The Fin and The Castle Rock Spires, to the east.

While the stairs of the "standard route" are a marvel of engineering, blasted as they are right into the Sierra Nevada granite, this little stroll itself is not worthy of Summitpost. What is worthy is the rock's 1000-foot+ sheer walls boasting a myriad of climbing routes upon its flanks, mostly fre climbs with some aid interspersed. Surprisingly, there is little information on the internet, compared to the more popular climbs of Yosemite. However, if you're a climber that is more keen to less populated lines, Moro Rock will not disappoint the avid adventurist.

Getting There

From the south entrance on the Generals Highway (Hwy 198), drive up to the Giant Forest area (20 miles). Turn right onto a small road that is signed for Moro Rock, Cresent Meadows, and The Auto Log. Follow the road for 1 mile. Signs are marked to show direction to Moro Rock. Park at the established parking lot. Ensure you lock your vehicle and remove food and scented items as this is a frequented area by not only people but bears alike!

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