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Lover's Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Bookmark 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Eagle Buttress, Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 600'
Eagle Buttress, Right Side 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
Roofer Madness 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 590'
The Hourglass 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 475'
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The Hourglass 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Central Wall
A hard to find route that starts on dirty right-facing flakes. Climb flakes up and left to a good ledge (200', 5.8). The second pitch climbs a thin seam with some old fixed pins. Back them up with small cams and launch up the easy but dangerously runout slab with dikes to a gear belay in an alcove. Look for old slings. From here climb a continuous crack system for multiple pitches through the huge roofs. Bolt belays have been added. I'm trying to be more vague because I don't remember the specif...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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