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Welcome To My Nightmare

5.11+, Trad,  Avg: 3.1 from 30 votes
FA: Max Jones and John Hoffman, 1979
California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner Summit > Snowshed Wall > E Face > 3. E Face Main


A very beautiful thin left leaning finger crack which then joins Nova Express for a few feet before traversing back right along the ledge to a bolt and follow the thin seam to another bolt. Now you can either go straight up and slightly left through the broken seams (5.11+/12-, more commonly done nowadays) or traverse right (original finish) and follow an easier top-out (5.11).


This route is just to the right of Nova Express. It is the thin crack that looks impossible to protect but you can find solid pro.


This is a trad route so you need small pieces to 1 inch and a number 3 cam with a few slings and quickdraws for the two bolts at the top and the anchors.

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[Hide Comment] This route was lead all trad, no bolts, by the Fa team. Hence the name. Jun 27, 2009