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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 climb is a very continuous face climb from bottom to top if you stay clear of the arete on the left side. Good footwork and balance are required which makes this a very good practice climb.
After going under the old bridge, veer to the right about 30' to the top of an obvious flat topped rock with a small tree near the edge. Two bolts left of the tree can be used to protect the Phantom Staircase face. Longer slings are needed to clear the edge making it for a difficult rappel. Really make an effort to stack coils of rope and throw the rope out clear of the rock to reach the bottom otherwise you may find the rope hung up on ledges out of reach when you walk down. Although there is a class 5 descent about 30' right (facing rock), an easy walk down can be found 100' right (facing rock).