All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > a. Donner/Truckee > Donner Summit > Grouse Slab > East Face
Avg: 2.5 from 106 votes
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft|
|FA:||John Hoffman, 1972 (free solo)|
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|Shared By:||ClimbandMine on Feb 18, 2003|
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Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details
CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Donner Summit. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Donner Summit page norcalcrags.org/crags/donner/. The Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign, then purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs, in 2015.
This good beginner lead starts just right of Jellyroll Arch. Follow the Y-shaped crack (its left branch when it splits) to its end. Place a small cam in a horzontal crack and finish on a good belay ledge. Belay from a solid tree. It's a full 150 foot pitch, so have enough gear to be comfortable. Rappel on two ropes or descend the 3rd-4th class gully system to the north.