This area, located on the west side of Lake Tahoe just west of Emerald Bay offers incredible climbing of all varieties and grades with magnificent views of the nearby lake. Most of the climbing in Eagle Creek is on featured granite, which will cook in the sun on a hot day. It is possible to climb many of the rocks year round when they are dry.
From the South: Head North along highway 89 out of South Lake Tahoe towads Homewood and Tahoe City. Travel about 10 miles to the Eagle Lake Trailhead, which is located alongside the large Emerald Bay. Park along the road for free, or park in the Eagle Lake lot for $2. The walk from the road to the parking lot takes about 45 seconds.
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Seams to Me 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Eagle Lake Cliff
Spectacular crack just left of the right-slanting crack of "The Nagual". A 60m rope will just get you to a ledge above the ground, from which you can easily downclimb. Be careful. The route can be TRd with some care - scramble up the gully a ways to the left (the second gully!)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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