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D.L. Bliss State Park Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,200'
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D.L. Bliss State Park 

Bliss ... the name is fitting. This is arguably one of Tahoe's finest bouldering areas. Nestled on the waters edge along Tahoe west shore, Bliss state park is peppered with free standing granite erratics ranging from pee wees to towering horror shows.

The area is separated into three smaller zones, north, central, and south Bliss. While the central sector holds the most consistent concentration, each area has a unique character, and enough problems to be worth repeat visits.

Besides its easy access, and close proximity to Tahoe... The quality of the problems here is really what sets Bliss apart from a lot of other areas. Big lines on thin granite features, complex technical sequences, and good landings, give this place an aesthetic quality all it's own. Tips can get shredded quick here though, so it's smart to choose your objectives wisely.

Summers can get hot as there is not a lot of cover, but a morning session can easily be followed by a dip in the lake. In spring and fall, bliss really comes into its own as cooler temps make for awesome friction opening up some of the more classic lines.

Getting There 

West shore Lake Tahoe, heading south, after tahoma, but before Emerald bay. Look for the turn outs, each area has one.

Climbing Season

For the West Shore area.

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in D.L. Bliss State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for D.L. Bliss State Park:
The Brain   V0 4     Boulder, 35'   Middle Bliss : The Warm Up Boulder
Rusty Nail   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   South Bliss
Grim Reaper   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Grim Reaper
Solar Eclipse   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   South Bliss
Bliss Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 16'   Middle Bliss : Big Face
The Cave Boulder   V5 6C     Boulder, 14'   Middle Bliss : The Cave Boulder
Gunslinger   V5 6C     Boulder, 14'   Middle Bliss : "Gunslinger" Boulder
Spiderman   V7 7A+     Boulder, 14'   North Bliss : Meteor Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Marco Narducci FA's Ground Zero @ South bliss phot...

Ground Zero V6+ 7A CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : South Bliss
A proud new line at South Bliss, Ground Zero sits, remarkably, 20 feet from the long time classic Rusty Nail, but clearly had never been climbed as of 5.4.11 ... This stellar left hand arete is guarded by a tough jump start to catch a positive right facing sidepull.... from there its 20 feet of smears and slaps to a less than positive high rollin' top out.Ground zero is a world class line and an awesome addition to an already great area. Its remarkable this giant gold wall sat unsent for so man...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Trad climbs on the water at DL Bliss. Paddleboard ...
Trad climbs on the water at DL Bliss. Paddleboard ...
Rock Climbing Photo: bliss
Rock Climbing Photo: bliss
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By Fett
May 6, 2016
Are dogs allowed here?
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 6, 2016

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