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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 38 / 12 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 49
South Star Wall 2 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Tunnel Slab 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 7,052 ft
GPS: 39.317, -120.329 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 5, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

These crags are all along Donner Pass Road near Donner Pass itself.
Access Notes Details

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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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Kindergarten Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Composure
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Insidious Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rated X
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jellyroll Arch
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Telegraph Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mole's Corner
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
One Hand Clapping
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black September
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Nova Express
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bottomless Topless
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Farewell to Arms
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Molar Concentration
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aerial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Peter Principle
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kindergarten Crack School Rock 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Composure Snowshed Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Insidious Crack Grouse Slab > E Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Rated X Black Wall Area > Black Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jellyroll Arch Grouse Slab > E Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Telegraph Crack Snowshed Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mole's Corner Snowshed Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
One Hand Clapping Black Wall Area > Black Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Black September Black Wall Area > Black Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nova Express Snowshed Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bottomless Topless Snowshed Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Farewell to Arms Snowshed Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Molar Concentration Snowshed Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Aerial Snowshed Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Peter Principle Snowshed Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
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