Tahoe Area Rock Climbs – a Tick List

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Guidebooks / Links (GBL):

  1. Supertopo “South Lake Tahoe Climbing” 5 star system
  2. Camp 4 Press “Locals Guide to Rock Climbs of North Tahoe”
  3. Falcon “Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe” 3 star system
  4. mountainproject.com 4 star system
  5. supertopo.com 5 star system
  6. rocknroad.org
  7. thecrag.com

Big Ass PDF file of Tahoe Area Moderates: TahoeAreaMaster v2

Selected Climbs (locations generally trending from SW to NE in the area):

  • Sugarloaf / East Face / Scheister, 5.7 trad **** / GBL 1 p34
  • Phantom Spires / Upper Spire / Ginger Bread, 5.7 trad **** / GBL 1 p56
  • Phantom Spires / Middle Spire / Over Easy, 5.7 trad **** / GBL 1 p62 (Thanks, Mat!)
  • Lover’s Leap / Main  Wall / Corrugation Corner, 5.7 trad ***** / GBL 1 p104 Possible to link from Surrealistic Pillar. (Thanks, RR Peter)
  • Echo Lakes / Flagpole Peak / The Ramp, 5.8 trad*** / GBL 3 p140
  • Pie Shop / Left / Crepes Corner, 5.7 trad / GBL 3 p123
  • Eagle Creek Canyon / Eagle Lake Buttress / East Ridge Route, 5.7 trad *** / GBL 3 p84
  • Truckee River Canyon / Big Chief / South Wall / Smoke Signal, 5.10c sport *** / GBL 4 – and many more sport climbs
  • Donner Pass Road / School Rock / Kindergarden Crack Right, 5.7 trad / GBL 2 also GBL 7 +Many moderate trad climbs. (Thanks, RR Peter)
  • Donner Pass Road / Black Wall / One Hand Clapping, 5.9+ trad *** / GBL 4
  • Donner Pass Road / Grouse Slabs / Jellyroll Arch 5.8 trad *** / GBL 4
  • Spooner Crag / Maxwell’s Hammer 5.8+ trad ** / GBL 4
  • Woodfords Canyon / The Fortress / Sun Wall Area / The Perfect Lieback 5.8 trad **** / GBL 4 There’s also a PDF at supertopo.com
  • The Emeralds / The Benches / Negativity Slabs / Little Buddy, 5.10a sport *** / GBL 4 – and many more sport climbs
  • Bowman Valley / Rediscovery Dome / Thin Air, 5.8 trad ** / GBL 4

I’ve not ticked bouldering as boulder problems are too easy to find.

boulders-boulders-everywhere

 

 


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