Castle Peak Bouldering Climbing
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DescriptionGranite 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. .
Access Notes Details
CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Donner Summit. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Donner Summit page norcalcrags.org/crags/donner/. In 2014, the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign. The following year, it purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs.
Getting ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Peak Bouldering
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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