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Ten-Minute Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.64843, -120.70703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Feb 27, 2005


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BETA PHOTO: Ten Minute Cliff. Click photo for high-res version...


Ten Minute Cliff is a clean 30 feet tall cliff with very few weaknesses. The most obvious line is the Ten Minute Crack (5.12 fingers) that ascends the middle of the cliff. There are numerous top-anchors and all are easy to reach,

Getting There 

From the pullouts on Bucks' Bar road, take the trail down to Buck's Bar Dome then turn right near the bottom of the south-facing cliff. From here, follow the trail about 100 feet and you will find yourself atop the 10 minute cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Cosumnes River Gorge area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ten-Minute Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ten-Minute Cliff:
Babel   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ten Minute Crack   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Eunuch in a Whorehouse- climb the knobs and use th...

Eunuch in a Whorehouse 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Ten-Minute Cliff
Stay to the Left of the crack on knobs using the crack only occasionally for a thin finger lock and right foot. Gastones, mantles, crimps, sloapers, finger jams, slab and even a dyno for some are the name of the game for this test piece. This route utilizes many different forms of climbing in one short delicate pitch. Leading this route would be insane to even think about and would definitely take a lot of nuts. Small brass ones to be exact....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of Ten Minute Cliff.
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Ten Minute Cliff.

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