Elevation: 7,281 ft
GPS: 39.34099, -120.3476
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Shared By: kennethsime Sím on Jul 13, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Ky Bishop, Colby Wangler, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Granite bouldering in a beautiful Sierra forest setting. Certain areas are sunny, Treasure Cove can often be full of mosquitoes, definitely a less-traveled area. Super high-quality problems.

A good portion of this info is sourced from VisionBouldering.com . I would highly encourage anyone reading this to pick up the latest and greatest from Tahoe Bouldering Guides. .

Castle Peak Bouldering Conditions forum.​​​

Getting There

From I-80, take the Castle Peak/Boreal Ridge exit. Head north, and either park at the trailhead parking area with everyone else or continue on a rough dirt road (high-clearance vehicle advised, but not strictly necessary), taking your first left past the gate. From here, stay on the main dirt road, passing at least one left-hand turn (do not turn here) and park at an obvious pullout about 0.6 miles in. At this point, you can use a high-clearance vehicle to drive in about 100 yards more if you want to; either way, take a rutted-out (often muddy) road left from the parking pullout to a large meadow. Skirt along the left side of the meadow, following an obvious trail west, across a creek and up and down a little and you'll start finding boulders. Stay on the trail at all times, the trail definitely leads to the boulders. It's about 15-20 minutes to the Under Queen Boulders. Once you have reached the Under Queens, Treasure Cove is another 300yards West; the trail is obvious.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Peak

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V-easy 3
 11
Warm Up
Boulder
V1 5
 20
The Sticky Tree
Boulder
V2 5+
 25
Taller Than You Are
Boulder
V3 6A
 18
Staccato
Boulder
V4 6B
 65
The Nose
Boulder
V4 6B
 17
Skeeter Den (right)
Boulder
V4 6B
 34
Oh My
Boulder
V4 6B
 10
Have a Seat
Boulder
V4 6B
 17
House of Pain
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Danny Boy
Boulder
V6 7A
 20
Fun House
Boulder
V7 7A+
 19
Crescendo
Boulder
V7 7A+
 12
Hotos and Hand Tools Direct
Boulder
V8 7B
 20
Hotos and Hand Tools
Boulder
V8 7B
 8
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warm Up Treasure Cove > Treasure Cove 2
 11
V-easy 3 Boulder
The Sticky Tree Treasure Cove > Treasure Cove 2
 20
V1 5 Boulder
Taller Than You Are Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 25
V2 5+ Boulder
Staccato Treasure Cove > Treasure Cove West
 18
V3 6A Boulder
The Nose Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 65
V4 6B Boulder
Skeeter Den (right) Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 17
V4 6B Boulder
Oh My Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 34
V4 6B Boulder
Have a Seat Tree Seat
 10
V4 6B Boulder
House of Pain House Boulder
 17
V4 6B Boulder
Danny Boy Porcupine Boulders > Porcupine #2
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Fun House House Boulder
 20
V6 7A Boulder
Crescendo Treasure Cove > Treasure Cove West
 19
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hotos and Hand Tools Direct Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 12
V7 7A+ Boulder
Hotos and Hand Tools Treasure Cove > Treasure Chest Boulder
 20
V8 7B Boulder
[Redacted] Underqueen Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
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