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Eagle Lake Cliff

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Barney Rubble T 
Beak, The 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 
Wild at Heart S 

Eagle Lake Cliff Rock Climbing 

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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 Falls Trail west and south from its trailhead, about one mile. Once you see the lake ahead, go right at the next trail junction and follow Eagle Lake Trail to the water's edge. Go left from here, walking along the east side of it to the south shore, and the cliff is obvious there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Eagle Lake Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   
Blockbuster   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Space Truckin'   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Crackula   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Buster Brown   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
The Nagual, aka: Moonflower   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   
Master of Disaster   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Seams to Me   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
Off The Wall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Quest for Glory   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   
The Beak   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Trust is a Must   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Thrust is a Must   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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Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Cashner at the crux, on the first free ascent...

Space Walk 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CA : Tahoe : ... : Eagle Lake Cliff
It was once said that this crack would never go free!In 1979, Rick Cashner and Angie Morales hiked up there to check it out. They climbed a crack, thinking it was "Space Walk". Rick thought "That wasn't that bad. What's the big deal?".He then walked a little farther and found "Space Walk" overhanging above him. He was blown away and knew that he had to have it!When looking up at Eagle Lake Cliff, one will notice an obvious, detatched spire on the right.This is "Off The Wall"."Space Walk" follows...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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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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