Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: John Hoffman and Victor Marcus, 1984
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Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details


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.


norte tahoe
Schwisow   norte tahoe
f.a. john hoffman, victor marcus 1984 Dec 19, 2013
Tatiana Cottam
Oakland, CA
Tatiana Cottam   Oakland, CA
The key to this climb is ignoring both your brain and body telling you that you won't stay on the wall for the first 2 clips. 9 out of 10 times, your brain and body are correct, so when you finally get off the wall, it feels pretty good.

That said, there is no way this is only a 10b! Jun 28, 2016