Columnar basalt cliff above the Truckee River. South- to southwest-facing exposure; best in spring, fall, and winter (when it hasn't snowed recently). Killer views of Lake Tahoe. Gets blockier/more broken the higher you climb, but climbs significantly better than it looks; longer/better climbs on right side of crag. Most routes have a mix of gear and bolts.
~1 mile north of Tahoe City; turn off at "Twin Crags Summer Home Tract" sign (on east side of Hwy. 89). Park at end of road, or anywhere that is not obstructing someones driveway. Trail heads out from end of road; ~10 minute hike to crag.
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Made Of Silk 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Earth Girls Are Easy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
By Fair Means 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
A Fine Line 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Nipples That Cut Glass 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Tahoe Bolt Murder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Dangerous Dan 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Wild Bull Rider 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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