All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > Grouse Slab > Southwest Face
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Access Notes 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/. In 2014, the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign. The following year, it purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs.
DescriptionThis route is located on the southwest face of the grouse slab , which is a five minute hike around to the left of the main face of Grouse Slab.
From the parking area heading towards the main climbing area of Grouse Slab, this wall is uphill and to the left, and you can see the routes of the Southwest Face on the approach before going around the Slab downhill and to the right.
Once you can see the 9 routes of the Southwest Face from the PCT (this applies for approaches from both sides), head uphill for about 3 minutes on a thin trail through the manzanita bushes.
Desire is the rightmost bolted climb on the SouthWest Face. Desire makes you either desire for more climbing like the earlier routes of the wall to the left, or simply for another bolt lower to the ground, since the crux is moving up to the first bolt!
Climbing is on tiny edges on a slab through the crux, and is finished after the second bolt where it eases to the top anchor.