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Distillery Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.80522, -120.00333 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Oct 12, 2002
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The Distillery wall feautures long vertical single pitch climbs on weathered granite. Most of the routes are sport in the 5.11 range though a handful of trad routes exist as well. A twenty bolt ~120' climb named Yards of Ale is definately worth doing if you've made the hike up here.

Getting There 

From the parking area on 89, pick up the trail on the opposite side of the road that leads slightly left, and up. After a little ways, the trail will begin switch-backing. Later it will come upon a long steep talus field. Climb most of it, the Luther Rock will be up and just to the right, the left half Distillery Wall is directly facing the talus field. When you're about as high as the rock, a faint trail will leave the right side of the talus field. Follow this and it will lead you directly to the base of the rock.The bolted route just left of the right-facing ramp is Five Nine.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Distillery Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Distillery Wall:
Moonshine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Seven and Seven   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Seven and Seven 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Distillery Wall
This is the highest route that you can reach on the base at The Distillery Wall without moving up the 3rd class hillside. Look for three closely placed bolts on a vertical face that tops out onto a small ramp that starts at ground level on the right side of a dirt patch in the middle of The Distillery Wall. Climb the first 3 bolts, being really careful with the second bolt if you're not over 6', or move past to the jug before clipping. Top out on the ramp, move up through some vertical climbi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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