Mayhem Cove Rock Climbing
|GPS:||38.953, -120.115 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Oct 8, 2002|
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DescriptionThis rock features some insane sport climbing, ranging in difficulty from 5.9 to low end 5.13 on usually overhanging granite, with excellent views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.
You will find this rock in the sun most of the day, and it will cook on a warm summer's day. However, if it has rained in the last week, there might be water coming down the mountain.
Most routes should be rappelled off or lowered off quickdraws, 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.
Getting ThereApproach time: 10 - 20 minutes.
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
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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