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Routes in Green Phantom Rock

Chlorite T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Fine Line TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Great Escape T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Phantom Crack far left T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Phantom Staircase Left TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Phantom Staircase Middle TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Phantom Staircase Right TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Power Struggle T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Rib Line T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Roccocater S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Undercling Thing T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unknown Phantom, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Yellow Jacket S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,800 ft
GPS: 39.32, -120.319 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Paul Rezucha on Oct 2, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes


Green Phantom Rock sits almost directly below the old arching bridge at the top of the Donner Summit climbing areas. The cliff is not that tall but is excellent granite quality with great views of Donner Lake. There exist about 8 routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.10+, with other toprope possibilities. 3 of the routes are sport routes, while the rest are toproped. If you want to jump on some moderate face routes and don't have a lot of time, this is a good place to go.
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Getting There

From the Donner Lake overview parking lot (found on the right just before the bridge going up the hill from Donner Lake), walk across the road and hike down underneath the old bridge to the top of the cliff. Walk right to access route anchors or walk left following an easy trail to skirt down and around to the base. There is a 3rd class way down from the top of the cliffs which puts you directly at the base of Yellow Jacket and Roccocater routes.

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Picked up a top rope anchor someone left at one of the routes on the day of the eclipse (Aug. 21). I want to say it was left at Roccocater or Yellow Jacket. I posted on some Sacramento climbing pages and now realized I should check here too. If it's yours, let me know so I can get it back to you. Sep 3, 2017
Kyle Bishop
Nevada City, CA
Kyle Bishop   Nevada City, CA  
Lost 5 draws either here or at Peanut Gallery 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
Ended up with an extra water bottle on 10/9, get a hold of me if it's yours. Oct 10, 2016
Alex Curtis
Rexburg, ID
Alex Curtis   Rexburg, ID
Very nice routes and offering a good challenge, since the holds are not very positive. Many/ most of these routes can be top-roped. Jul 30, 2008
Very popular with groups and schools...often crowded. Apr 10, 2007

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