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Green Phantom Rock sits almost directly below the old arching bridge at the top of the Donner Summit climbing areas. The cliff is not that tall but is excellent granite quality with great views of Donner Lake. There exist about 8 routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.10+, with other toprope possibilities. 3 of the routes are sport routes, while the rest are toproped. If you want to jump on some moderate face routes and don't have a lot of time, this is a good place to go.
From the Donner Lake overview parking lot (found on the right just before the bridge going up the hill from Donner Lake), walk across the road and hike down underneath the old bridge to the top of the cliff. Walk right to access route anchors or walk left following an easy trail to skirt down and around to the base. There is a 3rd class way down from the top of the cliffs which puts you directly at the base of Yellow Jacket and Roccocater routes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Phantom Rock:
Phantom Staircase Left 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Phantom Staircase Middle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Undercling Thing 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Fine Line 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Phantom Staircase Right 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR, 75'
Roccocater 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Yellow Jacket 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Roccocater 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Green Phantom Rock
Roccocater is found just up and right from Yellow Jacket, and follows a face which is found after scrambling up about 20' to a nice large ledge. A thin step left after clipping the first bolt finds you at the base of some thin, steeper face climbing. Climbing past the second bolt and clipping the third is the crux. The climb then eases to the top. A very fun climb but just don't hang out too long and keep cool clipping that third bolt!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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