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About 90' tall (whoddathunk it?), 90 foot wall is a well-featured granite cliff that is very popular and easily top-roped... thus making it often crowded!

The wall provides a good selection of easy to moderate climbs - both face and crack. To set up top ropes, walk around to left. Most climbs have bolts up top, but it is wise to back them up because some of them are old, and all of them see a lot of action.

Gets sun in the mornings, so climb early in cold weather and late when its warm.

Getting There 

Walk out of the Eagle Creek Canyon parking lot away from Emerald Bay and follow the waterfall trail (the big trail). After a few hundered feet, the path splits, go right and follow the loop trail. A little while later, the Vista trail trail heads up and off to the right. Take it. Right before the bench that you may sit on to enjoy the beautiful vista, the trail turns sharply right. Don't turn right. Leave the trail and keep going straight over the large slabby rock, and about 150 feet later, 90' wall will appear on your right.

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 90 Foot Wall:
Holdless Horror   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 70'   
Rentier   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad   
Strontium 90   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   
Fall Out   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Ice Nine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ripoff   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Lightning Bolt   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tis-si-ack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     TR   
Lost In Space   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad   
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Holdless Horror 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : 90 Foot Wall
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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
May 25, 2009

I thought this place was really fun. My partner and I had hiked all the way out to Eagle Lake and had found the place really crowded. After mulling the options we came hear. I had always avoided this place because I heard it sucked, it was crowded, it's only toproping...blah blah. I had a great time. The 5.9 crack up the middle of the cliff was just plain fun. This isn't the place to go if you want to crank out testpieces, but for an afternoon of climbing it's pretty good.

By JGHarrison
From: Reno, NV
May 31, 2012


This place gets a lot of action, and is fun for cranking out a few climbs after work or whatever. Every time I go there, however, dogs are running around getting in everyone's way. They walk on my rope, snarl at each other, etc. If you want to bring your dog fine, but keep it leashed at the bottom of the climb you are on.

By CronDoja
Jan 15, 2014

we let our dogs run around to keep the tourist and dog haters away

By Jared Moore
From: Tahoma, CA
Feb 1, 2014

Does anyone know the conditions since the last storm event we had?