All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > a. Donner/Truckee > Donner Summit > North Star Wall
Childhood's End [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3.3 from 9 votes
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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/. The Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund jointly launched the Save Donner Climbing campaign, then purchased formerly private land for public conservation and access, which includes the Black Wall and other nearby cliffs, in 2015.
Description [Suggest Change]
This is one of the best 5.10+ trad routes at Donner and is very similar to the routes on Devil's Tower in Wyoming except much shorter. The crux is continuous through the first dihedral on thin lyebacks and small finger locks. Scramble up 5th class to the base of the dihedral and belay on a flat ledge about 1/3 of the way up the cliff. This route looks impossible to protect from the base, but holds solid pro.
Location [Suggest Change]
This is the first obvious dihedral on the wall and is the left dihedral of the two.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Small pieces ranging from nuts, TCU's, and a few larger cams up to 1 inch. Rap anchors. 70m rope needed to rap off.
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