Elevation: 6,816 ft
GPS: 39.3169, -120.3193
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 7, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Ky Bishop, Colby Wangler, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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

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.

74 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Snowshed Wall

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 218
Composure
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 98
Hair Shirt
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 266
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 239
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 236
Farewell To Arms
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 105
Jam Session
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 197
Molar Concentration
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 92
Karl's Gym
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 206
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 185
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 122
Little Feat
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 79
Disciples Of The New Wave
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 74
Manic Depression
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 134
Monkey Paws
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 66
Panic In Detroit
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Composure N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 218
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Hair Shirt N Face > 3. Gully - Right Side
 98
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Nova Express E Face > 3. E Face Main
 266
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless N Face > 1. N Face Main
 239
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell To Arms E Face > 3. E Face Main
 236
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jam Session N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 105
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Molar Concentration N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 197
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Karl's Gym N Face > 1. N Face Main
 92
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Aerial N Face > 1. N Face Main
 206
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle N Face > 1. N Face Main
 185
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Little Feat E Face > 3. E Face Main
 122
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Disciples Of The New Wave N Face > 3. Gully - Right Side
 79
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Manic Depression N Face > 1. N Face Main
 74
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Monkey Paws N Face > 1. N Face Main
 134
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Panic In Detroit N Face > 1. N Face Main
 66
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, TR
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