Kudos Cliff Rock Climbing
Me hitting the crux of Duppy Conquer (5.11c). Alex...
Power face climbing. Tons of new route on kudos/fast food cliffs. See John Robinson topo of this area on Emeralds main page under photos. This area was originally developed my Mike Carville in 1989 but has had 5 new routes developed recently. This area is approximately 1/4 mile north of the Fortress which is also documented in Mike Carville's 1991 Tahoe Guide. The area sees afternoon sun. On the Emeralds main page herein is a 3 page topo of the entire Emeralds Benches area. (including Kudos Kliff). This cliff and all the other cliffs in the Benches area are not subject to flooding.
Follow the directions on the Emeralds main page to the parking area on the Bowman Lake road where it crosses the Yuba river. From here walk approximately 750 yards on a dirt road you will see a cairn on the right take this trail to access all the benches sections including Kudos Kliff (except Steel Monkey and Two Unknown Climbs). For a Topo of all these locations and GPS coordinates see the Photo's of the Emeralds on the main Emeralds page.
Climbing Season For the The Benches area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Kudos Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kudos Cliff:
Featured Route For Kudos Cliff
Duppy Conquer 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Kudos Left
Just Left of Kudos. See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book or the current topo on the main Emeralds page for information and location. Shade till noon then shaded by trees. This is one of the 3 original routes on the Kudos Kliff (Duppy conquer, Kudos and Ambushed in the night) put up by Mike Carville in 1989. The other routes on this wall were put up since 2005. For easy top rope set up, climb "Step Into the Light" and move right 10' to anchors at top of "Duppy Conquer"...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
troy and gary on into the light .10c. kudos cliff,...
By mike carville
May 7, 2013
check out bolted routes from left to right: Into the Light .10c, Duppy Conquerer .11b, Kudos .12b, Get Out of Arete .12a. three fun short 5.8s around right side of cliff.
By J. Albers
May 19, 2013
Just out of curiosity, what is the deal with all of the routes being listed as PG-13?
By mike carville
May 29, 2013
i think that comment may have been from the routes done in late 80s/early 90s. all new routes are very well bolted. most old stuff has been retro-bolted. cheers, m