All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > h. Bowman Area > The Emeralds > The Gorge > Upper Gorge > Upper Wall
Light the Fuse [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 115 ft|
|FA:||Brad Johnson and John Robinson|
|Page Views:||174 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||John Robinson on Oct 1, 2015|
|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.
Description [Suggest Change]
Down low you will climb through a right facing dihedral to tricky technical crux moves and continue to the top.
Location [Suggest Change]
Second route from the top end of the gorge on the right side as you go upstream. To access the anchors at the bottom of this climb you must either scramble up a 4th class section or lead it with one bolt. In either case locate the bolt approx 20' up the wall and climb past this bolt and traverse left to the anchors . The anchors are approximately 40' above the stream bed.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Approximately 12 bolts with Mussey's on top
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