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, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Snowshed Wall

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 176
Composure
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Hair Shirt
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 162
Telegraph Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 122
Mole's Corner
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 216
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 198
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 201
Farewell To Arms
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 88
Jam Session
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 158
Molar Concentration
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 79
Karl's Gym
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 157
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 144
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 99
Little Feat
Sport, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 67
Disciples Of The New Wave
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 95
Monkey Paws
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Composure N Face
 176
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Hair Shirt N Face
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Telegraph Crack E Face
 162
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mole's Corner E Face
 122
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nova Express E Face
 216
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless N Face
 198
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell To Arms E Face
 201
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jam Session N Face
 88
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Molar Concentration N Face
 158
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Karl's Gym N Face
 79
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Aerial N Face
 157
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle N Face
 144
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Little Feat E Face
 99
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Disciples Of The New Wave N Face
 67
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Monkey Paws N Face
 95
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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