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D.L. Bliss State Park

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D.L. Bliss State Park 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 38.9791, -120.0983 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: sulli on Oct 8, 2009
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Simply Bliss. photo: Sulli

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.


10 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for D.L. Bliss State Park:
Rusty Nail   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   South Bliss
Bliss Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 16'   Middle bliss
Gunslinger   V5 6C     Boulder, 14'   Middle bliss
The Cave Boulder   V5 6C     Boulder, 14'   Middle bliss
Spiderman   V7 7A+     Boulder, 14'   North Bliss
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Jeff Mckittrick works the tricky arete crossover.  Photo: Sulli

Bliss Arete V4 6B  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Middle bliss
Towering over the Middle zone, the Bliss arete will test all comers with semi-positive side pulls and delicate smears up to an intimidating crux over the bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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