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Space Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Space Wall
|Alien Sex S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Black Hole, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Dark Side Of The Moon T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Kwijibo S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Made in Japan S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Moonshadow S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Neanderthal Dudes S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Purple Toupee S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Sun Spots T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|GPS:||39.323, -120.316 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||9,465 total, 57/month|
|Shared By:||Brian Quiter on May 16, 2004|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionSpace Wall has some very cool long sport climbs on weathered granite. The routes are well-protected, moderately challenging and all high-quality. Besides one 5.9, the rest of the climbs are 10+ to 12a.
The five minute approach quickly brings you seclusion that the road-side rocks do not afford. The east-facing view gives you a nice overlook of Donner Lake.
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 TherePark at the Peanut Gallery parking lot. The approach path starts about 20 feet left of the lot (if you were facing uphill). It begins with a steep climb up off the road (~10 ft) then traverses through Manzenita bushes uphill and to the right. The path comes across a stream-bed (will be dry in the later summer) and continues up and right, above the peanut gallery. Continue on this relatively flat path to the right until you spot a Cairn just to the right of a tree. Go around the right side of the tree atop a small cliff, and then downclimb a class 3 slab to reach the base.
The wall is also (barely!) visable from the Road Cut pullout.
Classic Climbing Routes at Space Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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