All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Bowman Area > The Emeralds > The Gorge > Upper Gorge > Upper Wall
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|Type:||Sport, 120 ft|
|FA:||Mike Carville / Josh Horniak|
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|Shared By:||mike carville on Feb 16, 2013|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: Flood Danger Details
WARNING! As the sign posted at the parking lot reminds you, this area is subject to sudden and severe flooding, especially in run off times (spring and winter). Most of the climbing routes in the gorge are in the potential flooding areas, as walls of the gorge sit below several LARGE floodgates from Lake Spaulding. These gates may open at any time, and as the sign in the parking area states, there may or may not be warning. Being in the gorge when the gates open would probably mean death, and being in the other climbing areas will mean that your exit is blocked until flood waters reside. Read all posted signs in the parking area, and also beware that these may not be updated.
Access Issue: No overnight camping on PG&E property Details
Noticed several tents while walking into the emeralds climbing area this last weekend ( 5/20/17 ). PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) has posted several signs at the gate and other areas that state camping is NOT allowed. Please respect this so that access does not become an issue! Thanks in advance, Colby W.
Emeralds, Grand Wall in the Middle Gorge. This is a 35 meter pitch to top of wall. Start on big ledge, climb through bulgy roof and up blocky face to a blunt arete to chains .11b. Or continue past chains (crux) up onto headwall .12a. Climb good edges to anchor. Need a 70 meter rope to skip midpoint belay and reach the ground.