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Falls Walls

California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Indian Springs


A set of three adjacent small walls between the main area/Lower Cliffs and the Johnny Wall. This area faces due south, gets a ton of sun, and is a good early- or late-season option. The routes are all pretty short, but tend to be consistent at the grade.

The middle wall is the first one encountered on the approach, and is a whitish-colored slab with 2 bolted routes. The right wall has 3 bolted routes, is adjacent/just uphill to the middle wall, and has a decent-sized waterfall flowing down it in the spring, just past the bolted routes. The left wall is about 150' up and left from the middle wall and has 2 bolted routes and 1 gear route.

The middle wall has some old, rusty toprope anchors set back from the top, but none of the walls are in the newer guidebooks (Horniak, Jackson) or the old Carville guide - maybe forgotten by time? The left and right walls have no evidence of previous climbing activity.

Getting There

Park about halfway between the Lower Cliffs and the Johnny Wall - there's a large triangle-shaped boulder on the right side of the road. The middle wall is vaguely visible through the trees. Approach is slightly uphill and takes less than 5 minutes.

Routes from Left to Right

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Right Wall
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Middle Wall
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