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The Detox Wall has some great moderate (10.a to 11.b/c) sport routes. The granite is very unique and the climbing is pumpy and fun. Good for a day of cragging.

Numerous weathered cracks wind their way up Detox wall. The climbing tends to use these cracks and other features on the verical granite face. Climbs vary from 5.9 to 5.11d, and tend to be pretty sustained for the entirety of the 50 feet of climbing. There are also some sport routes not mentioned in Carville's guide around the corner to the right, they go at .10d, .10c and .9 from left to right.

Getting There 

Upon reaching the Distillery Wall, walk down and to the right around the base of Luther Rock. You will come to a low-angle slab from which the climb Jonesin' ascends to the main ledge below Detox Wall. If climbing this 10a doesn't appeal to you, you may also continue around the base of the rock and ascend a chimney to reach the ledge, or 10 feet left of the chimney there is an easy face (5.5) that you may solo. The climbs not mentioned in the book start right of the chimney, beneath the ledge, so don't climb up there for these climbs.

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Detox Wall:
Betty Ford's Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 95'   
Methadone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Daily Prayer with bolts.  The 2 bolt top anchor is out of the picture above and slightly left of the top bolt.  This is 3 pictures sliced together as best as I could.

Daily Prayer 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Detox Wall
This is the second route from the right on the Detox wall, and shares the top anchor and top three bolts with Betty Ford's Route (5.9).Climb up fun, but hard face climbing for the first two bolts, and then into a much needed rest below a small roof. Pull the roof, and keep heading up the face through run out, but simple climbing until the climb meets up with Betty Ford's route, with which it shares the last 3 bolts. The crux, depending on who you ask, is either pulling the roof, or clipping th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Detox wall at sunset from the scree field portion of the approach / descent trail.  All the climbs can be seen on the wall except for the 5.9, which is immediately around to the right of the picture.
BETA PHOTO: Detox wall at sunset from the scree field portion ...
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