All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (aka… > Scale Wall
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|Type:||Sport, 55 ft|
|FA:||Norman Boles and George Watson, late 80's or early 90's|
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Access Notes Details
CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Cave Valley. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Cave Valley page norcalcrags.org/crags/cavev….
The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.
DescriptionClimb the second route from the right on the Scale wall, just to the left of Landslide (5.8).
Climbing is sustained up the crack, keep moving so you don't run out of gas! Well protected, though still dirty in the top sections.
The top of the route is considerably simpler, but you've got 45 feet of traversy crack before you get there!