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Carson City Prison Hill 
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Iron Butte 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Hole in the Ground Loop
A lung-buster of a ride with huge rewards in the form of fun technical riding and great views. Near Truckee, California
Icehouse Mountain Bike Trail
A short out-and-back with nice natural singletrack. Near Pollock Pines, California
Hole in the Ground
A sharp climb leads to fun technical riding and descending with great views. Near Truckee, California
DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail) Castle Valley to Donner Ridge
An absolute work of Art! Near Truckee, California
Ellis Peak Trail
The Ellis Peak Trail has some of the most spectacular views in the Tahoe Basin. Near Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Vi, Nevada
Emigrant Trail
A great 100% singletrack out and back that is a good choice for novice and intermediate riders. Near Truckee, California
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Reno and Carson City Rock Climbing 


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Carson Valley-Flood of 1997. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

There are several good climbing areas in the Reno and Carson City area.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.8 miles from here

244 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',96],['2 Stars',80],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',7],['5.8',6],['5.9',10],['5.10',16],['5.11',20],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',29],['V2-3',91],['V4-5',30],['V6-7',12],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Reno and Carson City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reno and Carson City:
The Seamstress   V1 5     Boulder, 14'   Somersett Boulders : East Side
Broken Promises   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 25'   Somersett Boulders : West Side
Mountaineers Route   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   Washoe Boulders : Tsunami Boulder
Silver Surfer   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Washoe Boulders : Tsunami Boulder
Sublimation   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Somersett Boulders : East Side
Crescent Moon Direct   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Washoe Boulders : Right Twin
Turning Corners   V3 6A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   Somersett Boulders : Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(
Quakin' in your boots   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Somersett Boulders : Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(
Shootin' Blanks   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Somersett Boulders : West Side
Jump   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Washoe Boulders : Tsunami Boulder
Little Japanese Village   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Washoe Boulders : Tsunami Boulder
Deadman's Rappel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Dinosaur Rock
The Gash   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 130'   Dinosaur Rock
Movin Like Bernie   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   Somersett Boulders : West Side
The Wall   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 80'   Iron Butte
Color Me Gone   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Dinosaur Rock
PA Corner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   Dinosaur Rock
The Left Seam   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Dinosaur Rock
Torch Light   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Thomas Creek
Plant Food 5.11D/5.12A   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Pig Rock Area : Little Shop of Horrors
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Rock Climbing Photo: JD on Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer V2 5+  NV : Reno and Carson City : ... : Tsunami Boulder
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Photos of Reno and Carson City Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Carson Valley in a sea of clouds. Photo by Blitzo.
Carson Valley in a sea of clouds. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fort Churchill-East of Carson City. Photo by Blitz...
Fort Churchill-East of Carson City. Photo by Blitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: Burning Man-Black Rock Desert. Photo by Blitzo.
Burning Man-Black Rock Desert. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Carson Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Carson Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Cartoon City" (Carson City) sunset. Pho...
"Cartoon City" (Carson City) sunset. Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tufa at Pyramid Lake, north of Reno. Photo by Blit...
Tufa at Pyramid Lake, north of Reno. Photo by Blit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Rose. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rose. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Reno, Nevada, 1990s. It's a lot bigger now! Photo ...
Reno, Nevada, 1990s. It's a lot bigger now! Photo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Carson City at night. Photo by Blitzo.
Carson City at night. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sean S bags the first ascent of The Dark Hamster -...
Sean S bags the first ascent of The Dark Hamster -...
Rock Climbing Photo: Young Native American at Snyder Pow Wow, Carson Ci...
Young Native American at Snyder Pow Wow, Carson Ci...
Rock Climbing Photo: Carson City's historic Ormsby House at sunrise. Ph...
Carson City's historic Ormsby House at sunrise. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sierra Beer conetop, 1940s.
Sierra Beer conetop, 1940s.
Rock Climbing Photo: Native American at The Snyder Pow Wow, Carson City...
Native American at The Snyder Pow Wow, Carson City...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sierra Beer label, 1930s.
Sierra Beer label, 1930s.
Rock Climbing Photo: Iron butte
Iron butte

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By Seth Hogan
From: Frisco, Co
Jul 5, 2015
Going solo, east from Tahoe, this was a great spot. Super solid friction, great selection of climbs, thank you to whoever posted this place. The project app was tough to read, things didn't seem to go left to right.

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