Elevation: 6,662 ft
GPS: 39.166, -120.161 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,250 total · 130/month
Shared By: Lurker on Feb 25, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Columnar basalt cliff above the Truckee River. South- to southwest-facing exposure; best in spring, fall, and winter (when it hasn't snowed recently). Killer views of Lake Tahoe. Gets blockier/more broken the higher you climb, but climbs significantly better than it looks; longer/better climbs on right side of crag. Most routes have a mix of gear and bolts.

Getting There

~1 mile north of Tahoe City; turn off at "Twin Crags Summer Home Tract" sign (on east side of Hwy. 89). Park at end of road, or anywhere that is not obstructing someones driveway. Trail heads out from end of road; ~10 minute hike to crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Twin Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Garden Party
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Made Of Silk
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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By Fair Means
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Tahoe Bolt Murder
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Nipples That Cut Glass
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Garden Party
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Made Of Silk
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
By Fair Means
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tahoe Bolt Murder
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nipples That Cut Glass
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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