All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner/Truckee > Donner Pass > Baboon Crag
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|Type:||Trad, 45 ft|
|FA:||Steve Glotfelty, 1988|
|Page Views:||209 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Colonel Mustard on Oct 12, 2013|
|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.
DescriptionJungle gym pursues several variations, and the 5.9-5.10c options listed in the new Tahoe guide (Jackson) are fairly unclear to this climber in their exact paths.
First clip a bolt from the ground that protects the low crux. Left or right? Perhaps left is 5.9. The right, direct variation off the bolt, however, is far harder than 5.10c, and seems more like something to work with a boulder pad.
Delicate traversing and counter-pressure climbing up and right over an overhanging block to gain a horizontal crack using a .4-.5" piece to protect a ground fall after the bolt follows.
From here, at least three variations appear to exist:
1) straight up over an overhanging bulge and then a shallow crack to the top
2) right and then left, to largely circumvent the bulge
3) keep traversing right and then eventually up
It's a jungle gym!
LocationThe climb furthest right at Baboon Crag, starts at a severely undercut section leading to the dihedral formed by a large overhanging block and just right of The Monkey Seems Willing.
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