All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Auburn SRA > Cave Valley (aka… > Horseshoe Canyon
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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Oct 15, 2002|
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Access Notes Details
The open climbing areas are right next to a dangerous active quarry, so regardless of what you read on the internets, respect whatever "closed" signs you find on your visit. 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 up the diheadral and then out onto a face. This is third bolted route from the left in Horseshoe canyon, and is one of the easier routes to track down. If you walk up the hillside to on of the 12's and look back, the top face sticks out quite well.
A good route with lots of interesting secitons for all abilities, and you may find a couple of the top bolts a little unnecessary. The top 20 or so feet is a cakwalk after exiting the diheadral.
I (5'9") thought this was a HARD 5.10a, because I can't reach the outside of the dihedral, unlike Jared (6'3"). The route became quite a balancing act for me, and seemed quite a different route to watch Jared climb.