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Elevation: 7,068 ft 2,154 m
GPS: 39.31937, -120.32234
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Shared By: Laine Christman on Oct 10, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Ky Bishop, Colby Wangler, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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
 159
Kindergarten Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 37
Kindergarten Slab
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 154
Junior High
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 101
Mary's Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Eleventh Grade Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
Senior Prom
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Teen Spirit
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
There Is No God Crack - Left
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
There Is No God Crack - Right
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 10
Teacher's Pet
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Class Clown
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Metal Shop
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 34
Karl's Overhang
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 84
Short Subject
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kindergarten Crack 1. Main - Left
 159
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Kindergarten Slab 1. Main - Left
 37
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Junior High 1. Main - Left
 154
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Mary's Crack 1. Main - Left
 101
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Eleventh Grade Corner 3. Upper - Right
 48
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Senior Prom 3. Upper - Right
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Teen Spirit 3. Upper - Right
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
There Is No God Crack - Left 3. Upper - Right
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
There Is No God Crack - Right 3. Upper - Right
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Teacher's Pet 3. Upper - Right
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Class Clown 3. Upper - Right
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Metal Shop 3. Upper - Right
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Karl's Overhang 2. Main - Right
 34
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Short Subject 2. Main - Right
 84
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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