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Eagle Lake Cliff

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Barney Rubble T 
Blockbuster T 
Buster Brown T 
Changeling T 
Crackula T 
Flight Simulator T 
Hairline T 
Kingfisher T 
Learn to Fly S 
Master of Disaster T 
Nagual, aka: Moonflower, The T 
Off The Wall S 
Perch, Right, The T 
Quest for Glory T 
Seams to Me T 
Separated Reality T 
Space Truckin' T 
Space Walk T 
Thrust is a Must T 
Trust is a Must T,S 
Unkown Chimney S 

Eagle Lake Cliff  

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 11, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Some nice mixed lines that form on the winter.


Eagle Lake Cliff sports some of the best cracks in the Tahoe Basin.
It is well worth the half hour approach up scenic Eagle Creek Canyon.
Space Walk is the gem of the area, and one of the best cracks, anywhere.

Getting There 

Eagle Lake Cliff lies above the south side of Eagle Lake.
To get there, hike the Eagle Lake trail to the lake, about one mile. Walk along the south shore and the cliff is obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Eagle Lake Cliff:
Unkown Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Separated Reality   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Crackula   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Blockbuster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Space Truckin'   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Buster Brown   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Master of Disaster   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Nagual, aka: Moonflower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
Off The Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Seams to Me   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
Quest for Glory   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   
Flight Simulator   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Space Walk   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Eagle Lake Cliff
This may be a jam crack for some, but I did a lot ...

Space Truckin' 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Eagle Lake Cliff
This exceptional crack climb, starts in the first crack left and around the corner from "Spacewalk". Climb this crack and corner to the top. Lots of liebacking with great rests between several crux sections 10-15 feet long....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Kids enjoying a summer's day on Eagle Lake with Ea...
Kids enjoying a summer's day on Eagle Lake with Ea...
Eagle Creek Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Eagle Creek Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Eagle Lake. Photo by Blitzo.
Eagle Lake. Photo by Blitzo.
Relaxing view of Eagle Lake from the cliff.
Relaxing view of Eagle Lake from the cliff.
Eagle Lake Cliff and Eagle Lake
Eagle Lake Cliff and Eagle Lake

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By Dreez
Aug 17, 2010
TO the left of Buster Brown about 20 feet there is a line that I did that started thin fingers 5.10'ish and over the hump you need HUGE gear double #4's and #5's. I'm a wuss so I scampered down and TR'd from top.

At the top when TR'ing, look for the double pine trees next to each other and further on a bent over big pine tree that looks like someone sat on it all curled to the ground. In between the double pine trees you can rap down to rap anchors for this climb. Need #3 and master cams to anchor yourslef to get down to it.
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