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This colorful and featured limestone rock lives up to it's name. The rock was ground down by some sort of mining, and now contains many features that are definately not natural. Provided that you get over that, some of the routes on this wall are quite fun!
Ranging in height from 40 feet to 70 feet, there are routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11, most of them sustained. All routes are bolted, but if you enjoy cheating death, you can also lead many of the limestone routes using protection. Some of the rock is still quite loose, so double and triple check any and all placements.
Estimated time from the parking lot: 20 minutes.
From the entrance to the Auburn Cliffs Valley, this is the rock on your immediate left that looks like it's been devoured by a huge machine.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Scale Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scale Wall:
M+M 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Unknown 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Scale Wall
Unknown 5.10b 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Scale Wall
This is currently the fourth bolted route from the left on the scale wall. Getting past the first two bolts is definitely the crux, so be confident in your abilities. Climb up through a committing first section to easier climbing above. Past the second bolt, this route is probably a 5.8....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Scale Wall, Landslide 5.8 next to unknown 5.10c
the most fun route on the scale wall, very easy bu...
BETA PHOTO: Scale Wall on a frosty winter day.
you will find interesting features on this rock
By Chandler Heppe
From: Nevada City, CA
Jan 3, 2014
Really didn't enjoy this wall, every route is terribly dirty. It has some moderately rated climbs for beginners but even for that there are way better places to learn than this wall coated in dirt and apoxy.
Jan 4, 2014
Just to be clear, there is not a single route on the Scale Wall with any epoxy. As for the dirt, it is a Quarry and you are climbing there in the winter which will be its "dirtiest" time. I do agree and will say though the Scale Wall is a face that does get a solid coating of dirt every winter due to how it sheds water / mud from the top of the cliff during rain. Come back in late spring through fall for cleaner climbing on this wall.