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Jam Session T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kangaroo T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ramp, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches
FA: J. Bowlin, Dave Johnson, Jon Leonard, Jim Orey, Allison Price, 1979.
Page Views: 322 total, 2/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The first pitch follows a vegetated gully, traverse to an alcove belay.
Follow the obvious ramp to the second belay of "Kangaroo".
Follow this route to the top.

Protection

Pro to 3".

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Eric Klose
South lake Tahoe, Ca
Eric Klose   South lake Tahoe, Ca
Overall a fun climb! The approach pitch (pitch 0) is on flakes and boulders with a lot of vegetation. From there the climb gets better with a hand crack. The "Ramp" pitch is stellar and has good climbing on great rock. Aug 18, 2017
timmaly
South Lake Tahoe, CA
  5.8
timmaly   South Lake Tahoe, CA
  5.8
Really fun climb with an alpine feel to it. Loose and dirty at the start to get to a ledge with broken blocks. Then turn a bouldery move (crux?) to get into a crack and the quality dramatically improves. The hand crack that finishes P1 is outstanding. P2 is the ramp pitch, following an undercling that goes up and to the right. Fun moves and easier than P1. We belayed at the far end of a sloping platform at the end of the undercling/lieback. For P3, we went right off the belay through some fun jamming/stemming to an arete and then worked back left on thin face moves to a crack, belaying just over the lip where it eases to 2nd class.





Aug 11, 2014