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10 parks for the serious rock climber

By: Anna Norris on July 22, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
The climb up to Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park

Photo: Natasha Lloyd/Flickr

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Both Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks entice climbing enthusiasts to explore a wide variety of climbs. Highlights include the Obelisk, Grand Sentinel, and Chimney Rock routes. As you plan your climbing expedition, remember that peregrine falcons nest annually on Moro Rock (Sequoia National Park) and Chimney Rock (Kings Canyon National Park), so those routes close from April through August.