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Easy Street 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: John Robinson on Sep 14, 2010

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This route is in the Falcon Guide series "Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe" by Mike Carville 1999 Which rates the route 10c if I am looking correctly. The route is more like 11c.


It has approximately 7 bolts plus anchors

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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Sep 14, 2010

Route info? Location? How do you find the base?

....most people who will be looking here won't be locals and they may not have Carville's book. Some additional info would be nice.

By danielwhore
Sep 19, 2010

If you take I80 and exit on Donner Lake Road (exit# 180) you will head down (South) from the exit until the road comes to a T with Donner Summit Road. Take a right (going West) until the road starts winding uphill. Keep your eye open for a tall pinkish colored cut of rock on the right hand side across from a dirt turnout on your left. If you drive by slowly you can see a nice wide crack going up the wall. This is Crack-a-no-go 5.10a trad, with a sweet question mark-shaped finger crack ("Curvy Crack," 5.10c trad) to the right of it about in the middle of the face. The crack leads to a ledge about 25+ feet high and the face has one bolted route on the very right hand side. There is a large ramp-shaped boulder on the ground below the wall. This is The Road Cut. If you are looking at the wall which faces the road, "Easy Street" is all the way to the right on the last east-facing wall. The bolts go upwards to the right of the arete and there is a massive runout between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Absolutely no way this route is 5.10c. Hope that helps, mate. Cheers.
By Colonel Mustard
Oct 7, 2010

Hahaha... Some friends and I were touring around Tahoe, climbing at Emerald Bay when rain started pouring. When we got to Truckee we decided to check out Donner Pass, and, hey, the rain looked like it was clearing up. When we saw the roadcut, it was pretty clear we weren't going to get a shorter approach and the rain was holding off for now. What to do, what to do? Easy Street! Shouldn't be too hard... Needless to say, it was a hangdog-fest as we put the boulderer among us on lead. But he finished it! I'm not sure on the grade, but it was certainly no Easy Street to the top, more like calling a fat guy Slim.
By urs
Feb 17, 2011

This route is thin and delicate and the holds are very hidden. Pockets are there but are mostly chipped. It doesnt see alot of ascents due to its ok quality rock. The grade is controversial but is probally an easy 11.
By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Jul 19, 2012

Crap rock and drilled holds, don't bother.

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