Elevation: 4,876 ft
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Shared By: Scott "Scoboni" on Feb 19, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

There are many good climbing areas within an easy day trip of Reno and Carson City, even without crossing the state line.

Since Scott wrote these words over a decade ago, the area has grown more resources for climbers as well as other outdoors sports lovers visiting the city, mountains and desert.

Whitney Peak Hotel. includes a gym, Basecamp, with 2 pitch climbing wall over the strip. They also rent bouldering pads. 

Mesa Rim is a rock climbing gym in Reno with 24000 sq feet of climbing and 52 foot walls.   There is a large bouldering section, a fitness area with weights, yoga and a sauna.  The staff is friendly and supportive and there are a wide variety of classes including summer programs for kids.

University Nevada, Reno has a climbing club which is part of the greater east Tahoe community.

Gear Hut is a local used gear store where you can get lucky finding something you may need for half the price. They also take items for consignment, including climbing equipment.

Getting There

From points east, Interstate 80 is best.

From Northern and Central California, either Interstate 80 or Highway 50 will do. Interstate 80 will take you past Donner Summit. If you come by way of I80, take Highway 395 south to Carson City. Highway 50 will take you past Lover's Leap, through South Tahoe and into Carson City.

From Southern California, either take Interstate 5 to Highway 50 or Interstate 80. Alternatively, coming up Highway 395 will take you through Bishop and along the Eastern Sierra.

From Las Vegas, take Highway 95 North. Be careful in Beatty, Goldfield and Tonopah (and other small towns along the way), the police there are very diligent in enforcing the speed limits.

The Reno/Tahoe airport is the only place where the major airlines fly into. It is very easy to get in and out of.

There are numerous hotels, motels and camping areas in the Reno/Carson City area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reno and Carson City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 7
The Seamstress
Boulder
V2 5+
 15
Mountaineers Route
Boulder
V2 5+
 22
Silver Surfer
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Shootin' Blanks
Boulder
V5 6C
 9
Little Japanese Village
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Wasabi
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 48
Evolution of Man
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Deadman's Rappel
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3
 4
Movin Like Bernie
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Color Me Gone
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 44
The Left Seam
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
P.A. Corner
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Torch Light
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Plant Food 5.11d/5.12a
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Waiting On The River To Rise
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Seamstress Somersett Boulders > E Side > Rd Cut Area
 7
V1 5 Boulder
Mountaineers Route Washoe Boulders > Tsunami Boulder
 15
V2 5+ Boulder
Silver Surfer Washoe Boulders > Tsunami Boulder
 22
V2 5+ Boulder
Shootin' Blanks Somersett Boulders > W Side > Shootin' Blanks
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Little Japanese Village Washoe Boulders > Tsunami Boulder
 9
V5 6C Boulder
Wasabi Washoe Boulders > Tsunami Boulder
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Evolution of Man Dinosaur Rock
 48
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Deadman's Rappel Dinosaur Rock
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Movin Like Bernie Somersett Boulders > W Side > Lower W Side (Broken…
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3 Boulder
Color Me Gone Dinosaur Rock
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Left Seam Dinosaur Rock
 44
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
P.A. Corner Dinosaur Rock
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Torch Light Thomas Creek
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Plant Food 5.11d/5.12a Pyramid Highway > Pig Rock Area > Little Shop of Horrors
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Waiting On The River To Rise Book of Red
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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