Elevation: 6,816 ft
GPS: 39.317, -120.319 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 7, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Kyle Bishop, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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.

73 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
 187
Composure
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Hair Shirt
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 175
Telegraph Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 130
Mole's Corner
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 239
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 217
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 218
Farewell To Arms
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 96
Jam Session
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 179
Molar Concentration
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 85
Karl's Gym
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 179
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 159
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 112
Little Feat
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 72
Disciples Of The New Wave
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 115
Monkey Paws
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Composure N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 187
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Hair Shirt N Face > 3. Gully - Right Side
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Telegraph Crack E Face > 1. Upper Slabs
 175
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mole's Corner E Face > 1. Upper Slabs
 130
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nova Express E Face > 3. E Face Main
 239
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless N Face > 1. N Face Main
 217
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell To Arms E Face > 3. E Face Main
 218
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jam Session N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 96
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Molar Concentration N Face > 2. Gully - Left Side
 179
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Karl's Gym N Face > 1. N Face Main
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Aerial N Face > 1. N Face Main
 179
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle N Face > 1. N Face Main
 159
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Little Feat E Face > 3. E Face Main
 112
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Disciples Of The New Wave N Face > 3. Gully - Right Side
 72
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Monkey Paws N Face > 1. N Face Main
 115
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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