Elevation: 7,068 ft
GPS: 39.319, -120.322 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Laine Christman on Oct 10, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Kyle Bishop, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

School 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.

Getting There

Take 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at School Rock

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 119
Kindergarten Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 21
Sandy Lunchables
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 117
Junior High
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Mary's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
The Breakfast Club
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Eleventh Grade Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Senior Prom
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Teen Spirit
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
There Is No God Crack - Left
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
There Is No God Crack - Right
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Teacher's Pet
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Metal Shop
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Front Point
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 28
Karl's Overhang
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 69
Short Subject
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kindergarten Crack 1. Main - Left
 119
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Sandy Lunchables 1. Main - Left
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Junior High 1. Main - Left
 117
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Mary's Crack 1. Main - Left
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Breakfast Club 1. Main - Left
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Eleventh Grade Corner 3. Upper - Right
 36
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Senior Prom 3. Upper - Right
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Teen Spirit 3. Upper - Right
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
There Is No God Crack - Left 3. Upper - Right
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
There Is No God Crack - Right 3. Upper - Right
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Teacher's Pet 3. Upper - Right
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Metal Shop 3. Upper - Right
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Front Point 3. Upper - Right
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Karl's Overhang 2. Main - Right
 28
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Short Subject 2. Main - Right
 69
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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