Indian Rock from Mt Tallac. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Rock is the largest rock in the Tahoe Basin. This 1,000 foot face, actually the Northwest face of Angora Peak, rises above Lily Lake. Three terraces devide the face. The Tahoe Wall, above the right side of the second terrace is 400 feet high. The Treasure Chest is a square wall, 300 feet high in the center of the face. I'm sure many new routes have been done since I was last there. 'White Lightning" 5.9, "Doolagooga Dihedral" 5.7, "Orange Marmalade" 5.10b, "Rare Gem" 5.10b, "Indirect Route", "Indian Head" 5.9, "Oid's Overhang" 5.9 and "Andy's Corner" 5.8.
Take the Fallen Leaf Lake Road from Highway 89 approximately three miles north of the "Y" in SLT. Take the left fork of the road before crossing the bridge, to Lily Lake. Follow the Triangle/Tamerack Lakes Trail for one mile. Then do a talas death march to the cliff. Figure at least an hour.
Descend north to where one can go left down 3rd class at the edge of the rock.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
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Indian Rock and high country. Photo by Blitzo.