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Elevation: 6,816 ft 2,078 m
GPS: 39.3169, -120.3193
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 7, 2002
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Description Suggest change

Snowshed offers both trad and sport climbing on mostly vertical walls up to ~80 feet. Much of the area can be top roped, by hiking around either side of the formation.The numerous faces on Snowshed allow for either sun or shade depending on your desires.The climbing facing the road and approach (the north face) is mostly trad, with higher concentrations of sport climbs to the right, and around the corner to the left (the east face).

Getting There Suggest change

Upon reaching the Donner Pass climbing area, continue on Donner Pass Road. On your right, further away at first, there will be an easily noticable wall facing the road. After going over the small bridge, the road bends right. A few pullouts later there will be a blue outhouse on the right, this is the pullout for Snowshed. The path to the wall heads directly away from the road, across the stream, then straight to the north face (~2 minute walk). Upon arriving at the rock you're beneath a boulder from which Bell Bottom Blues, Manic Depression and many other crack climbs begin.Navigating around the rock is rather straight-forward, its another ~3 minute walk to the left (around and up a big slabby piece) to reach the east-facing climbs. On the east face, the super-sustained 'Little Feat' (5.10d) is located directly on the blunt arete facing you as you approach.

76 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Snowshed Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 243
Composure
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 296
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 266
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 256
Farewell To Arms
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 240
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 209
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 136
Little Feat
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 89
Disciples Of The New Wave
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 82
Manic Depression
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 153
Monkey Paws
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 78
Panic In Detroit
Trad, TR
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 69
Brain Child
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 40
Cannibals
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 15
Pump Lust
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Pumping Cannibals
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Composure N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 243
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Nova Express E Face > 3. E Face Main
 296
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless N Face > 1. N Face Main
 266
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell To Arms E Face > 3. E Face Main
 256
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Aerial N Face > 1. N Face Main
 240
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle N Face > 1. N Face Main
 209
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Little Feat E Face > 3. E Face Main
 136
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Disciples Of The New Wave N Face > 3. Gully - Right Side
 89
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Manic Depression N Face > 1. N Face Main
 82
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Monkey Paws N Face > 1. N Face Main
 153
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Panic In Detroit N Face > 1. N Face Main
 78
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, TR
Brain Child E Face > 2. Brain Block
 69
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Cannibals E Face > 4. Cannibals Gully
 40
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Pump Lust E Face > 4. Cannibals Gully
 15
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Pumping Cannibals E Face > 4. Cannibals Gully
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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