All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > Snowshed Wall > North Face
Crack of the Eighties
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|FA:||Alan Watts, September 1985|
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Access Issue: Access Notes 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/. In 2014, the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign. The following year, it purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs.
This route is one of the most dificult trad routes in the Donner area. It is rarely led but is a fun toprope if you are up for the grade. The route follows the incredibly thin seam just left of the ariel arete. An easy start leads to brutal liebacking through very thin crimps and finger locks. The crux comes in the middle when your feet run out and your hand holds shrink. once past the main crux you still have brutal 5.12 liebacking to the top. Good Luck.