Elevation: 6,678 ft
GPS: 38.982, -120.106 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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D.L. Bliss State Park

Bliss ... the name is fitting. This is arguably one of Tahoe's finest bouldering areas. Nestled on the waters edge along Tahoe west shore, Bliss state park is peppered with free standing granite erratics ranging from pee wees to towering horror shows.

The area is separated into three smaller zones, north, central, and south Bliss. While the central sector holds the most consistent concentration, each area has a unique character, and enough problems to be worth repeat visits.

Besides its easy access, and close proximity to Tahoe... The quality of the problems here is really what sets Bliss apart from a lot of other areas. Big lines on thin granite features, complex technical sequences, and good landings, give this place an aesthetic quality all it's own. Tips can get shredded quick here though, so it's smart to choose your objectives wisely.

Summers can get hot as there is not a lot of cover, but a morning session can easily be followed by a dip in the lake. In spring and fall, bliss really comes into its own as cooler temps make for awesome friction opening up some of the more classic lines.

Getting There

West shore Lake Tahoe, heading south, after tahoma, but before Emerald bay. Look for the turn outs, each area has one.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bliss

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 53
The Brain
Boulder
V2 5+
 27
Rusty Nail
Boulder
V2 5+
 22
Big Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Regular Route
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 42
Grim Reality
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Dead Tree
Boulder
V4 6B
 28
Bliss Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 18
The Cave Boulder
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
The Mancave
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
Gunslinger
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Spiderman
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Far Cry
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
The Friendly Whale
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
J'aime Bonpland
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Blissful Banging
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Brain Middle Bliss > Brain
 53
V0 4 Boulder
Rusty Nail S Bliss > Rusty Nail
 27
V2 5+ Boulder
Big Face Middle Bliss > Big Face
 22
V2 5+ Boulder
Regular Route Middle Bliss > Ladder Boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Grim Reality Bliss Entrance > Grim Reality
 42
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Dead Tree Middle Bliss > Lumberjack
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Bliss Arete Middle Bliss > Big Face
 28
V4 6B Boulder
The Cave Boulder Middle Bliss > Cave Boulder
 18
V4 6B Boulder
The Mancave Middle Bliss > Cave Boulder
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Gunslinger Middle Bliss > Gunslinger
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Spiderman N Bliss > Meteorite
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Far Cry Middle Bliss > Cave Boulder
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Friendly Whale Bliss Entrance > Friendly Whale
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
J'aime Bonpland Calawee Cliffs
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Blissful Banging Calawee Cliffs
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
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