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.
This is a great route in its own right, but is a logical and excellent second pitch to Day Hike (or any of the more difficult routes to the Climbers left). It begins from a good ledge at the top of the slab that tops Day Hike. The route goes through an awkward A shaped roof to a perfect slightly less than vertical crack and then when it slabs out below a roof, cuts right through a cruxy boulder problem and up the easy face to the anchors.
This thing is 9+ the same way Day Hike is (we all know what 9+ means).
on the upper cliff directly above Day Hike.
Single rack through .75 camalot with double #1 and #2 camalots. Save your .5 (grey) camalot for the crux. Run it out the 10 easy feet to the anchor.