All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > Gemstone Wall
Avg: 3.2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|Page Views:||98 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Colonel Mustard on Sep 20, 2011|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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.
DescriptionExcellent granite sport!
A blunt mini arete presents the first challenge. You slap your way up this, getting helpful high feet on the horizontal rail to make a big reach to its jug capped top. From here, big moves between good holds lead the way up. With perhaps three cruxes in the eleven, high ten range, it will keep your attention throughout. The dihedral chimney guarding the route's end succumbs to some well-placed hand jams, although the climbing there feels a bit suspect until you commit to it.
A bit short, but the climbing is sustained throughout.
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