Type: Trad, 400 ft, 2 pitches
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Shared By: littlemike on Jul 30, 2007 with improvements by Billy Simek
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details


Left of the "Practice Slab" off the side of the road. Once on top of the slab, go left and take up first gully up. There are multiple starts. Crux at bottom and some of the vertical bands. You can always go left to find an easier way up. Walk off at top that circles around to the west and follows gully back down.

Great place to introduce people to rock climbing.


Donner Summit, School Rock


set of cams, no bolts,


there are 3 variations, left, right and center. Its a bit bulgy, and off width, so bring some big pieces (up to a 4 camalot). its about 2.5 pitches. Walk off left and down the obvious gully to return to the trail.

good early lead for the aspiring multi-pitch trad climber. Nov 17, 2002
Josh Cameron
Josh Cameron   M.O.A.B.
A great first lead, though the beginning (right or left) felt a bit stiff for 5.5. Great pro, though, and a great first multipitch. Jul 17, 2011
Miles C
Miles C  
The first pitch is by far the most interesting. A fun simple lead with lots of pro. There is a wall in the middle of a less steep second pitch where interesting lines more to the right can potentially be taken. Sep 26, 2011
Tracey Pomeroy
Brisbane, CA
5.6 PG13
Tracey Pomeroy   Brisbane, CA
5.6 PG13
I've done this route many times with new trad climbers. It was my daughters first lead as well as mine. There are 3 cracks next to each other. The left one is Kindergarten Crack left and is a 5.6. The middle one is Kindergarten Crack Right and it's a 5.7. The right one is Mary's crack and it's a 5.9 that ends in a difficult off width. Jul 24, 2015
Chasing Choss
Chasing Choss   California
easily done in 2 pitches with PLENTY of rope left over using a 70m Aug 28, 2016
Oz Davis
San Francisco, CA
Oz Davis   San Francisco, CA
Any good belay ledge at the top of P1? Jun 11, 2018