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Echo View 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Golf Course Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Main Wall 24 / 8 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Middle Aged Wall 0 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Space Invaders 1 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Trailhead Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17

Description

Unfortunately pie is no longer served here, but the name remains attached to this popular South Lake Tahoe area. It offers good climbing and bouldering. Take care to be a good neighbor and not to boulder too close to the houses.

Getting There

To reach The Pie Shop from South Lake Tahoe, follow Hwy 50, west from the junction of 50 and 89 (known as the "Y"). A little past the airport, turn right on Sawmill Road, and continue for 1/4 mile. Park on the left side of the road. The trail starts in the boulders, right of two houses.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pie Shop

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
Free Birdie
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crepes Corner
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Knob Hill
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hands Masseuse
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Slot
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
But My Wife Got A Boob Job
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Cruise Control
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gimpy Old Men
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road House Blues
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
I'm Cooler Than My Kids Think I Am
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
I Wanted a Corvette
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Space Invaders
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Free Birdie Golf Course Boulders V5 6C Boulder
Crepes Corner Main Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Knob Hill Main Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hands Masseuse Main Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The Slot Main Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
But My Wife Got A Boob Job Middle Aged Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cruise Control Middle Aged Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 TR
Gimpy Old Men Middle Aged Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Road House Blues Main Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
I'm Cooler Than My Kids Thi… Middle Aged Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
I Wanted a Corvette Middle Aged Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Space Invaders Space Invaders 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
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Blitzo  
I don't think that "leisurely" is misleading at all. It's a simple 10 minute approach. You should have done it before the trail was cut! Jul 9, 2009
Brad Allender
Alameda, CA
Brad Allender   Alameda, CA
Carville's guide calls this a "leisurely" approach. While not long or overly difficult, I think leisurely is a bit misleading. Oct 10, 2007

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