Avg: 2.9 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||John Hoffman and Victor Marcus, 1984|
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|Shared By:||Paul Rezucha on Jun 25, 2006|
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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.
I believe there are 3 cruxes on this climb. The first is getting off the ground up to first bolt. The second crux is getting feet over first overhang to third bolt. The third crux is stepping over the second overhang and getting a stance above.
Pebble in the Sky is found on the East Face on the left wall 10' left of The Slash. It is the middle of 3 routes on this section of East Face just left of the bolt line called Europa.
The first two bolts protect the lower face climbing but there is a long runout to under the overhang on easier rock. Good medium size cams protect here. Clipping the thankfully there 3rd bolt (not shown in Mike Carville's Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe guide) over the first overhang is quite a stretch but you definitely want to get clipped prior to making the move up and over to be standing at the bolt. A 4th bolt can be reached over the bulge on the face. Two newer bolts with chains can be used as anchors and for rappelling.