Carson Valley-Flood of 1997. Photo by Blitzo.
There are several good climbing areas in the Reno and Carson City area.
From points east, Interstate 80 is best. From Northern and Central California, either Interstate 80 or Highway 50 will do. Interstate 80 will take you past Donner Summit. If you come by way of I80, take Highway 395 south to Carson City. Highway 50 will take you past Lover's Leap, through South Tahoe and into Carson City.
From Southern California, either take Interstate 5 to Highway 50 or Interstate 80. Alternatively, coming up Highway 395 will take you through Bishop and along the Eastern Sierra.
From Las Vegas, take Highway 95 North. Be careful in Beatty, Goldfield and Tonopah (and other small towns along the way), the police there are very diligent in enforcing the speed limits.
The Reno/Tahoe airport is the only place where the major airlines fly into. It is very easy to get in and out of.
There are numerous hotels, motels and camping areas in the Reno/Carson City area.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
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Karls Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NV
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When you come to the base you will see a really thin crack. This is the start. You can also do the start of African Flake (to the right, ledge system), but this really takes away from the experience. Make hard moves up to the horizontal crack. Continue up. You will come to a good rest ledge with a bulge above you. Crux time....[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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