Gangsta Wall Rock Climbing
Bouldering on the Gangsta Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Gansta Wall is the orange, slabby area, around the corner, to the left of Hit and Run Area.
It was originally , just known as Billy Land.
It is called Gangsta Wall in the Supertopo "South Lake Tahoe Climbing" guide.
I will use the original route names and the names from this guide.
Walk through brush and some third class to the base.
For more complete information, refer to the Supertopo "South Lake Tahoe Climbing" guide by Chris McNamara.
Climbing Season For the Echo Lakes area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gangsta Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gangsta Wall:
Thug Life 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Gangsta Wall
Thug Lite 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Gangsta Wall
The crux is the start with balancey moves getting established in the main corner. I found these moves tricky for the grade. Then cruise up low angle terrain to a 5.6 layback. A two bolt anchor can be used to toprope the route, but tie your ends because a 60 m rope barely reaches. It is also possible to continue the pitch up easy 5th class terrain to the top of the formation which allows you to access the anchors of most of the other climbs on this wall. If you do go to the top, descend in two ra...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Most of the routes at the Gangsta Wall - apologies...
By Paul Zander
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 21, 2013
routes from L to R:
Path of Light
2 of America's Most Wanted
Chop Your Dome Off!
The old trad routes Path of Light and Batso's Blitzo have effectively been replaced by the newer mixed routes California Love and The Chronic.