School Rock Climbing
Routes in School Rock
|Breakfast Club, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Eleventh Grade Corner T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Junior High T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Karl's Overhang T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Kindergarten Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Mary's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Metal Shop T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sandy Lunchables T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Senior Prom T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Short Subject S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Teacher's Pet T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|There is no God Crack Left T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|There is no God Crack Right T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Unknown T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Unknown (5.10+) TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Wyatt Wall Left TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||39.319, -120.322 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||32,486 total, 176/month|
|Shared By:||Laine Christman on Oct 10, 2002|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionSchool Rock is a large, 2 pitch granite slab that will be on your left as you descend from Sugar Bowl and ASI or on your right as you ascend from Donner Lake. There is shoulder parking below the rock, a parking lot at the bridge 1/4 mile below. You can also hike in on the PCT from Boreal Ski Resort.
The rock is bomber granite that is pretty clean and takes medium gear. Many people solo it because of the walk off and low angle. To descend, walk west (left) once you reach the top and find a gully that will take you back to the base. Real shoes or sandals are recommended.
Access Notes Details
CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Donner Summit. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Donner Summit page norcalcrags.org/crags/donner/. In 2014, the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign. The following year, it purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs.
Getting ThereTake hwy 80 east from the Bay Area and exit at the Sugar Bowl ski resort exit. Follow signs to the ski area but do not stop there, pass it on your right. Continue on Old Highway 40 (Donner Pass Rd) towards Donner Lake. The rock will be the first large formation on your left and there will be a short (30') cliff below it alongside the road.
Classic Climbing Routes at School Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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