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5.9+, Trad, 70 ft,  Avg: 3 from 3 votes
FA: Laine Christman and Patrick Mulligan
California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > Donner Summit > Boreal Area > PCT Cliff > Black & Tan Wall
Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details


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.

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PCT Cliff - middle
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The upper Portion of the Route.
[Hide Photo] The upper Portion of the Route.
Laine Cruxing.
[Hide Photo] Laine Cruxing.
Laine on the upper portion of the route.
[Hide Photo] Laine on the upper portion of the route.
A shaped roof to start
[Hide Photo] A shaped roof to start

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Laine Christman
Reno, NV
[Hide Comment] See the PCT - middle topo for location details. Aug 5, 2014