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This rock features some insane sport climbing ranging in diffculty from 5.9 to low end .13 on usually overhanging granite, with excellent views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.
Approach time: 10 - 20 minutes.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mayhem Cove:
Car Jacker 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Phallucy 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Diamond 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Scullduggery 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
DWI 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Temporary Insanity 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport
Malice in Chains 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 60'
Mutilated Corpses 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 60'
Riddler 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a X Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Mandatory Suicide 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Indecent Exposure 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
Psycho II 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 55'
Huntin' Gator 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Drinkin' White Lightning 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Cajun Hell 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Diamond 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Mayhem Cove
Diamond is the left-most sport climb on the right portion of Mayhem Cove. The diagnol shelf that splits the upper and lower portion of the left side of the cove ends about 10 feet left of Diamond. The climbing involves pulling short overhangs for first 30 feet, then becomes less steep. Each overhang is followed by a reasonable resting spot, so despite Diamond's impressive length, it isn't really an endurance challenge.I'm not sure if I wrote the correct number of bolts above, but I do vividly...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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