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Location: 38.87496, -120.01199 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 19, 2006
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The Pie Shop is a popular South Lake Tahoe area. It offers good climbing and good bouldering.

Good bouldering can be found scattered about near the start of the trailhead. Take care not to boulder too close to the houses.

Getting There 

To reach The Pie Shop from South Lake Tahoe, follow Hwy 50, west from the junction of 50 and 89 (known as the "Y"). A little past the airport, turn right on Sawmill Road, and continue for 1/4 mile. Park on the left side of the road. The trail starts in the boulders, right of two houses.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

51 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pie Shop:
Crepes Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Main Wall
Hands Masseuse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 275'   Main Wall
The Slot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   Main Wall
True Grip   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   Main Wall
Road House Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   Main Wall
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Featured Route For The Pie Shop
"True Grip". Photo by Blitzo.

True Grip 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Main Wall
This route follows a slightly right leaning crack and face. First pitch is best.The route goes to the top of the rock, but people usually only do the first pitch, then rappel....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brad Allender
From: Alameda, CA
Oct 10, 2007
Carville's guide calls this a "leisurely" approach. While not long or overly difficult, I think leisurely is a bit misleading.
By Blitzo
Jul 9, 2009
I don't think that "leisurely" is misleading at all. It's a simple 10 minute approach. You should have done it before the trail was cut!
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