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My Favorite Thing

5.10d, Sport, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 2.9 from 16 votes
FA: Kreal and Von Wald, 4/89
California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corr… > Phantom Spires > Blocks
Access Issue: Dirt road winter closures Details


Powerful knob reach or funky mantel to start. Moves to arete with very cool balance oriented climbing.


Right side of main face.


4 bolts.

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Nice route though arêtes are not My Favorite Thing.
[Hide Photo] Nice route though arêtes are not My Favorite Thing.

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Latvian climber
[Hide Comment] Great route and way cooler than I expected it to be. Rock reminds me of Buttermilks-style sloper climbing. Not a gimme at the grade, especially if the temps/friction are not in your favor. Sep 2, 2018
[Hide Comment] Made the serendipitous mistake of trying this on top rope without a directional. Climbed up some knobs between “French Letter” and “My Favorite Thing.” Ended up being a really enjoyable climb (5.10ish) highly recommended Jul 28, 2020