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Road Cut, The 


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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 39.32346, -120.31294 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area contains many sport routes of intermediate to expert grade, though there are also a few existing cracks that can be protected traditionally.

Rappelling of the top anchors is your best bet on most routes, as you can rap down to the top anchors on most climbs, but climbing out of them is not so simple.

You will find this area in the shade in the afternoon, though in the mornings it will be quite hot.

It should also be noted that The Totem Pile (5.10d), located on the mid right section of the road cut, a former runout rated Rclimb is now bolted.


Getting There 

Approach time: cross the street, and pull out your gear.

From the west (I-80 and Soda Springs) head up over the pass. head downhill over the bridge, and continue past The Peanut Gallery (the large slablike rock on your left), to the next roadside rock on the left, which is The Road Cut.

Park on either side of the road, though there is a definate pullout on the right side of the road.

From the east this is the first established area near the road. It comes a couple bends in the road after you pass the large Black Wall.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 Road Cut, The:
Escargot   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hit and Run   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Totem Pole   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Col Mustard cruising Totem Pile (5.11c) on a not so crisp Fall day.

Totem Pole 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Road Cut, The
This route was for many years a very scary lead with huge runouts and loose terrain until someone (?) cleaned it up and bolted it. Now its a very enjoyable route with a mixture of crimps, slopers, pockets and knobs. The route ascends the obvious arete just left of Transmogrifier. With the route cleaned up and bolted it is starting to see alot of traffic and it is a good warm-up before hopping on Spaceman Spiff or some of the other hard routes at Roadcut....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Anonymous Coward
Dec 27, 2004
CONDITION REPORT 

the rock is awesome your shoes stick to everything and even durring the hottest day you could have the sun beating down on the rock but the rock wont get hot.. not very sharp and decent holds id say this is a very awesome time for hot weather climbing. i only got to climb outside here for one day because i was only in the state for nationals im used to the climbing out east in new england but it was way worth it for the one day of climbing