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Routes in Peanut Gallery, The

A Face in the Crowd T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bluff T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bolt Run S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Change UP T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Coronoid Process T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Eyes of Silver S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Finger Grafitti S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Free Falling S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Heckler, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Middle Ages T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scratchin' Nails TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shootout T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Tumbling Turmoil S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unknown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Witchy Poo T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

The Peanut Gallery is the most slabby rock at Donner. While there are crack climbs as well, the bolted slab routes receive the most attention. The climbing is east facing and therefore is good for either a warm afternoon or a cool morning. Also the rocks on this side of the pass are a little more protected from the wind.

The southeast-facing part of the wall contains the majority of the slab climbs and is directly off the road. In the dead center of it, the zippered-up Bolt Run is an interesting 10d.

Around to the right is the northeast wall which contains bolted routes whose protection should be supplemented with additional gear. Most of these routes start above the road a bit, except for A Face in the Crowd (.9) whose belay stance is on the shoulder of Donner Pass Road.
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Getting There

From the West, continue downhill past most of the climbing until the road turns sharply left and Donner Lake is below you on the right. Drive a little ways further until directly to your left, you see the Peanut Gallery and its pullout. Park there.

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Kyle Bishop
Nevada City, CA
Kyle Bishop   Nevada City, CA  
Lost 5 draws either here or at green phantom on Tues. Went back and haven't been able to find them. They're spirit draws with wild country biners. Will buy a beer for any kind soul that might've found them! Jun 23, 2017

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