Mayhem Cove Rock Climbing
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Caldor Fire closures:
(1) El Dorado National Forest closed to all users until at least September 30, 2021.
(2) Desolation Wilderness closed through October 20, 2021. Map: fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO…
(3) Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest land in South Lake Tahoe is also closed through December 31, 2021. Map: fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO…
You will find this rock in the sun most of the day, and it will cook on a warm summer's day. Though the whole wall goes in the shade around 3pm during the summer and makes a lovely place to climb until sunset. If it has rained in the last week, there might be water coming down the mountain.
Please DO NOT top rope on the chains or quick links, please build an anchor or TR on quick draws. Most routes should be rappelled off, as the bolts are often not quite to the top of the rock.
There are loads of excellent climbs here, and they are too numerous to mention.
From the parking lot, instead of heading up the main path to Desolation Wilderness, head right into the pine trees from the trailhead. You will find a narrow trail heading gently uphill perpendicular to the main trail in the shade beneath the trees. Take this up about 100 yards until a small trail is found that left and uphill heads up through the rocks to the base of Mayhem Cove.
Mayhem Cove can be seen from the parking lot several hundred yards distant by looking in the foreground to the northwest.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mayhem Cove
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