All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Freeway Crags > P.C.T. Cliff
Avg: 3.6 from 5 votes
Routes in P.C.T. Cliff
|Day Hike T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Happy Trail T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Helping Hands T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Moonwalk T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Mothers and Fathers T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Old Guys with the Shakes T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|P.C.T. Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Radical Right T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Trail Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 75 ft|
|FA:||Unknown - probably John Jackson and Joe Missick with the FFA (1994)|
|Page Views:||665 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Colonel Mustard on Jun 3, 2012|
|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.
DescriptionA steep, beautiful dihedral starts with fingers and face moves up a steadily overhanging slab of rock. The bottom section is prime granite punctuated by several roof sections and some choice jams. And then... moss hell. The upper wide hands/fists/offwidth section steadily deteriorates into an unholy crap storm of moss sticking to skin, blinding eyes, and raining down on the oppressed belayer. You will look like a moss covered hooligan after this route.
This climb would easily be 3-4 stars were it cleaned up, and it still boasts some prime climbing for the first 2/3rds of the route, but some serious cleaning both in terms of the route and the short approach "trail" leading to it are necessary before that status is achieved. A true diamond in the rough.
edit: Sounds like the clean up is under way thanks to Patrick and Dan. Thanks for the hard work! Everybody else should get on this climb, it is high quality in an enticing setting for those who like a bit of solitude compared to other Donner crags.