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Main Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Absolutely Billy T 
Absolutely Brilliant S 
Blue Cab T 
Boot Hill S 
Clown Car T 
Corrugation Corner T 
Crash Landing T 
Dead Pool, The T 
Dragon Back S 
Eeyore's Enigma T 
Epitaph T 
North Country T 
North Face Route T 
Power Lust S 
Purple Haze T 
R.I.P. S 
Silly Willy Crack T 
Stem Meister T 
Tombstone Terror T 
Traveler Buttress T 
Wall Flower T 
Yankee Dog T 
Youthful Exuberance T,S 

Main Wall 


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 38.7998, -120.1353 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This the largest formation at the Leap at 500ft. For a long day, you can link a route on the lower buttress to a multi-pitch climb on the main wall. The classic climbs on this wall include Corrugation Corner 5.7, Traveler Buttress 5.9, Hospital Corner 5.10a, and Tombstone Terror 5.10c. For information on getting to an Alcove where you can then climb the excellent climbs: 2nd pitch of "North Country", 2nd Pitch of "North Face", "Absolutely Brilliant", "Dragon Back" and a 5.9 Off Width See the Beta Picture below.


Getting There 

You can climb a route on the lower buttress or follow the trail along the right side of the buttress to the base.


Climbing Season


23 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',6],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
Corrugation Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Traveler Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Crash Landing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Stem Meister   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Eeyore's Enigma   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Absolutely Billy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
North Country   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 500'   
Tombstone Terror   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Purple Haze   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
North Face Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Power Lust   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Boot Hill   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Yankee Dog   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
R.I.P.   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Scotts ass in the notorious offwidth pitch of Travelers. He soon regreated taking all that gear.

Traveler Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Main Wall
The crux of this route is the notorious offwidth second pitch. It can be well protected with a #4 Camalot placed deep in the crack. Most parties prefer two #4s though I have led it safely with one #3. The first pitch starts down on the Tombstone ledge and is a 5.7 serrated crack that has a short flaring 5.8 crux up high. Careful on the crux, it comes just above an ankle crushing ledge.The second pitches O.W. is rewarded by one of the best hand cracks at the Leap. The third pitc...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jun 11, 2008

that L to R list is correct, except that Absolutely Billy is to the right of Yankee Dog.

Also, it might be worthwhile to add another area, Tombstone Ledge? RIP, Tombstone Terror, Silly Willy Crack, and Boothill are all down there, as is P1 of Travellers.

Thanks for cleaning this up!

Also, Vanishing Point, Craven Image and 3rd Stone from the Sun are on the West Wall.

By Mr. Hummus
From: SLC, Utah
Jun 13, 2013

What direction is the Main wall facing? I'll be there in mid July and I am sure we will be chasing shade. Just hoping to plan out what we will be able to climb in the shade and when. Thanks!!

By John Robinson
Administrator
From: Elk Grove, ca
Jun 30, 2014

Mr Hummus: You will get sun around 1 pm