All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > The Emeralds > The Gorge > Upper Gorge > Upper Wall
High and Dry
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, TR, 30 ft|
|FA:||Brian Mason, Dave Hatchett, and Curtis Sykes 1990|
|Page Views:||551 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Jul 6, 2002|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Flood Danger Details
WARNING! As the sign posted at the parking lot reminds you, this area is subject to sudden and severe flooding, especially in run off times (spring and winter). Most of the climbing routes in the gorge are in the potential flooding areas, as walls of the gorge sit below several LARGE floodgates from Lake Spaulding. These gates may open at any time, and as the sign in the parking area states, there may or may not be warning. Being in the gorge when the gates open would probably mean death, and being in the other climbing areas will mean that your exit is blocked until flood waters reside. Read all posted signs in the parking area, and also beware that these may not be updated.
No overnight camping on PG&E property Details
Noticed several tents while walking into the emeralds climbing area this last weekend ( 5/20/17 ). PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) has posted several signs at the gate and other areas that state camping is NOT allowed. Please respect this so that access does not become an issue! Thanks in advance, Colby W.
DescriptionClimb the left side of the leftmost section of bolts on the south wall. The right side of these bolts is called Dam It (5.11b).
This route feels like being in a gym. There are a bunch of pockets and other solid holds up this face route, and the crux is getting yourself to the first bolt. This route is pretty sustained, though the route itself is quite enjoyable.
The top section is a little scary traversing to the right over to the anchors.
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