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Areas in Donner Pass

Baboon Crag 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bastille Slab (aka Nursery School Slab) 4 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Black Wall Area 49 / 13 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 61
Donner Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Gemstone Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Goldilocks Wall 4 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Green Phantom Rock 7 / 2 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Grouse Slab 19 / 10 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
North Star Wall 5 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Peanut Gallery Area 10 / 18 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Road Cut, The 4 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
School Rock 13 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Snowshed Wall 40 / 12 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 51
South Star Wall 2 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
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Description

These crags are all along Donner Pass Road near Donner Pass itself.

Getting There

Drive on Interstate 80 from outside the Donner area.

From the west, take exit 174 at Soda Springs, and follow Donner Pass Road just past the ski areas where large rocks appear on both sides of the road.

From the east, take exit 184 just past Truckee for Donner Pass Road. Drive past the lake, and up to your destination.

Lots of this area's destinations use the Pacific Crest Trail -the local path of least resistance - as art of their approach, especially on the north side of the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Donner Pass

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 122
Composure
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
Insidious Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 105
Rated X
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 105
Jellyroll Arch
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Telegraph Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Mole's Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 161
One Hand Clapping
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 127
Black September
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 144
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 123
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 117
Farewell to Arms
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 89
Molar Concentration
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 92
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 77
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Monkey Paws
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Composure Snowshed Wall > N Face
 122
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Insidious Crack Grouse Slab > E Face
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Rated X Black Wall Area > Black Wall
 105
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jellyroll Arch Grouse Slab > E Face
 105
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Telegraph Crack Snowshed Wall > E Face
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mole's Corner Snowshed Wall > E Face
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
One Hand Clapping Black Wall Area > Black Wall
 161
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Black September Black Wall Area > Black Wall
 127
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nova Express Snowshed Wall > E Face
 144
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless Snowshed Wall > N Face
 123
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell to Arms Snowshed Wall > E Face
 117
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Molar Concentration Snowshed Wall > N Face
 89
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Aerial Snowshed Wall > N Face
 92
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle Snowshed Wall > N Face
 77
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Monkey Paws Snowshed Wall > N Face
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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