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Jack of Hearts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Queen of Clubs S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Description

Two bolted climbs between Steel Monkey wall and the Benches area.
No overnight camping on PG&E property Details

Getting There

From the Emeralds parking area walk around the gate and go 1200 yards on this dirt road you will see a some 3' boulders and a cairn on the right. Take this trail 100 yards and you will come to Steel Monkey Wall on the right. Above Steel Monkey Wall is Sun Bench area. 3rd class up the gully to the right of Steel Monkey Wall continue up 50 yards or so to a cliff band. Sun Bench area is on the left side of this cliff. You can stay right and find a right wondering ramp that will take you to the benches areas (Kudos, Fortress etc) See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book for locations and new North Tahoe Guide.

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Lurker
Verdi, NV
Lurker   Verdi, NV  
If you use the "Improve This Page" button, the suggested improvement will go to an Admin, who should take care of it. They might not see the comment. Jul 17, 2017
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
This area is called the Sun Bench in the new guidebook. Jul 17, 2017
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
I stand corrected May 2, 2014
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
These climbs are listed in the Carville guide under the route description of "Second time around 5.8R" in the Steel Monkey section. Carville lists them as (5.10-5.11) Jul 15, 2013

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