Elevation: 6,347 ft
GPS: 38.85348, -120.01749
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Description

Well protected sport, solid hardware, stupidly short approaches, slabby routes ranging from 5.6-5.11, 1-3 pitches. This area is known for a few bolted multipitch routes, moderate low angle slab at Cal Trans Wall, more difficult and interesting slab at Guntower Wall, and even some routes bolted just for the kids at CHP Wall!

Routes were set throughout Summer-Fall 2016 so some rock may still be a little dirty or benefit from some additional cleaning. Summer climbing is best early morning or afternoon as the sun moves West behind the crag.

This climbing area is just down the street from the Meyers community of South Lake Tahoe, Ca. There are a few good places get food before or after.

FOOD AND SUCH
In Meyers
Holiday (used to be Lira's) Market: Buy snacks and drinks
Roadrunner: Beer, snacks, and gas
Divided Sky: Draughts, full bar (including hot toddy), delicious sandwiches, and live music some nights. Small, local outdoorsy community vibe
Getaway Cafe: it's like you're eating glorified homemade breakfast/lunch. This place used to be a house so you're literally eating in the living room. Get the chorizo!

At "The Y" Intersection (50 x 89)
Verde Mex Rotisserie: Legit quality rotisserie stuffs made into hefty burritos! (M-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-4pm)
South Lake Brewing Co: Craft beer brewery, with indoor and outdoor seating; outside food welcome (M-R 2pm-7pm, F-Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-9pm)
Jalapenos Taqueria: Filling, budget burritos and plates, soft drinks and horchata

Getting There

See specific areas for their locations. Approach times vary. Beta image is posted for Multipitch, Cal Trans, and Gun Tower approaches.

Directions start at the trailhead at the rusted green gate and progress along a mountain biking trail below each of the following climbing areas:

1) For Meyers Multipitch (5.7, 5.9, and 10c) take a hard left (almost back toward the hwy) at the brown gate and follow cairns*. Keep your eyes peeled, there are a few "false trails" here and there that dead end. See area for further directions.

* See (3) for an alternative (and clearer) approach trail to this same area.

After the hard left trail at the rusted green gate there is a main trail used for mountain biking that veers left. There are a few more trails that peel off Left from this main trail. These trails may not be super obvious so keep an eye out:

2) The mountain biking trail from the rusted green gate parallels the crag for a bit and then heads straight toward the hill before veering right again. The trail to Cal Trans Wall peels off the main trail and goes straight up the hill. The start is not entirely obvious so keep an eye out. You'll head up between bushes to the base of the wall, starting at the Right side and continuing to the climber's Left. Fun low angle slab 5.6-5.8.

3) If you continue to the far Left of the base of Cal Trans Wall you'll see a fixed line that goes up 3rd class slab and continues toward the Meyers Multipitch area. See area for further directions.

4) Next Left from the main trail goes to Gun Tower Wall. This is a super short trail, connecting you to a crag that's easily visible from the main trail without any uphill hiking. 5.8-11 slab here. Routes start left of where the trail meets the crag and continue far to the climbers right as the trail scrambles uphill and finally dead ends.

5) Gun Tower Wall North (5.9-11): it's a stones throw right of the last route of gun tower wall. You have to take another trail to get to it. So that would be your next left off the main trail. Diagonal left on a somewhat apparent sandy turnoff just after the path passes over a pipe for water runoff reinforced by a concrete wall. Through the woods between delineating logs as markers, then left uphill by a boulder stacked with a cairn. Pull yourself up a small boulder to continue uphill then pass through a few more bushes to the crag.

Narrower but taller wall than Gun Tower proper. Cool 60 meter route here (5.9) with fun sections. The leader will have to top belay their second then rappel down to mussy hooks from the route immediately climber's Right of it, then rappel to the bottom from there. Locate the mussy hooks of the adjacent route before you start.

6) CHP Wall (5.1-5): Another faint turn off of the main trail a little past the turn off for Gun Tower Wall North. Cut through the woods toward the wall and look for a climbers trail leading up and right to a low angled slab. Just look for the low angle wall of slab with a prominent water streak going down the middle of it and to the right of a large right-facing dihedral. This is the CHP Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Meyers Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 25
Seasick Crocodile
Boulder
V4 6B
 33
Toadstool Sandwich
Boulder
V4 6B
 53
Tall Boy
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Lean & Mean
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
Aztec
Boulder
V5 6C
 29
Tall Boy Sit
Boulder
V5 6C
 32
Arsenic Sauce
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 8
Moon Tower
Boulder
V7 7A+
 14
Flyin Mayan
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
Silver Bullet
Boulder
V7 7A+
 21
You're a Mean One
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
Divided Sky
Sport 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Fire in the Hole
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
M.U.
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Live Ordinance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Seasick Crocodile Christmas Valley > Grinch Boulder
 25
V3 6A Boulder
Toadstool Sandwich Christmas Valley > Grinch Boulder
 33
V4 6B Boulder
Tall Boy Christmas Valley > Tall Boy
 53
V4 6B Boulder
Lean & Mean Christmas Valley > Lean & Mean
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Aztec Toltec Boulder
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Tall Boy Sit Christmas Valley > Tall Boy
 29
V5 6C Boulder
Arsenic Sauce Christmas Valley > Grinch Boulder
 32
V5 6C Boulder
Moon Tower Moon Tower
 8
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Flyin Mayan Toltec Boulder
 14
V7 7A+ Boulder
Silver Bullet Toltec Boulder
 9
V7 7A+ Boulder
You're a Mean One Christmas Valley > Grinch Boulder
 21
V7 7A+ Boulder
Divided Sky Meyers Multipitch
 63
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
Fire in the Hole Guntower Wall
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
M.U. Meyers Multipitch
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 3 pitches
Live Ordinance Guntower Wall
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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