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A Fine Line T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
By Fair Means T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cornered T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dangerous Dan T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Dihedral, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Earth Girls Are Easy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Garden Party T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Ghost, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Iron Jerks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Made Of Silk T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nick's Route TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Nipples That Cut Glass T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pony Climb T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Tahoe Bolt Murder T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wild Bull Rider T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,665 ft
GPS: 39.167, -120.161 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Lurker on Feb 25, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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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Ryan Pfleger
Tahoe, CA
Ryan Pfleger   Tahoe, CA
Very convenient if you live in the Tahoe City area. All fairly short routes, and can be a little dirty. But some good moves in there, and its easy to climb a few routes in an afternoon. Stays warmer than a lot of Donner. Nov 2, 2017
WadeM
Golden, Co
WadeM   Golden, Co
Mostly uninspiring climbing, but gets the job done if you need something close to town. A girdle traverse might be fun along the whole base of the cliff.

I'd drive the extra 20 mins to donner Oct 22, 2014

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