All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner Summit > Black Wall > Black Wall - Right
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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches|
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|Shared By:||V.X. on Jul 5, 2012|
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Access Issue: Black Wall seasonal raptor closures Details
Mind nesting raptors that raise young on the Black Wall some years.
Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area 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.
Walk right and up of Finger Licker on a faint trail. You'll see The Hook (a left hooking OW), then two other slots. The right is Minotaur 5.8, the left is the Labyrinth. Climb up a 60' somewhat dirty slab/ramp towards the two chimneys. Pull over the block to get into the chimney. Climb the tight squeeze chimney by tunneling in about 40' to the back where a jam crack is found. Climb up 40' via the splitter in the back of the chimney to where you can tunnel even deeper into the wall to a small cave. From there chimney up the huge slot which takes smaller pro in a crack. This puts you on top of the Black September and Rated X. A fun climb for a really hot day, a great spot to chill. A must do even if the grade doesn't speak to you.