Green Phantom Rock
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|Location: ||39.31955, -120.31851 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Paul Rezucha on Oct 2, 2005|
Ben chucking the rope to TR a couple of these slab...
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.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in Green Phantom Rock
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Phantom Rock:
Fine Line 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Roccocater 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For Green Phantom Rock
Yellow Jacket 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Green Phantom Rock
Yellow Jacket is found about in the middle of the cliff and is the quite obvious smooth face starting about 15' off the ground. The three bolts are easily visible. It is not the larger smooth face seen further left which has 3 routes (5.8,9, and 10) which are toprope only. Clipping the first bolt requires care and getting to and clipping the third bolt is definitely the crux. A very fun route!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Reaching the top of the phantom staircase (roughly...
Apr 10, 2007
Very popular with groups and schools...often crowded.
By Alex Curtis
From: Rexburg, ID
Jul 30, 2008
Very nice routes and offering a good challenge, since the holds are not very positive. Many/ most of these routes can be top-roped.