All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > West Shore > Desolation Wilder… > Eagle Creek Canyon > Emerald Point
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Routes in Emerald Point
|All American Finger Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Section 20 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 900 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||198 total, 30/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Shang on May 30, 2017|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionPitch 1 (5.7): Climb the chimney to a ledge beneath a knobby ladder. Belay here. (100')
Pitch 2 (5.6): Go straight up fun and exposed knob climbing to an arête. Then follow the arête up on knobs to a large sloping ledge. (150')
Pitch 3 (5.7): Climb a short crack, followed by a low-angle section, to another short crack leading into a dihedral to a roof. Exit right around the roof and belay at a big sandy ledge with a tree. (150')
Pitch 4 (5.5): Crawl through manzanita into a large cave. Chimney your way up the cave, slinging large chockstones for pro through a hole at the top. (100')
Unrope and scramble up and left to the base of the reddish Russet Wall. From here, several variations from 5.7-5.10 exist. The leftmost chimney (5.7) is described.
Pitch 5 (5.6): Climb up the chossy chimney followed by a wide crack with good face holds to a manzanita-covered ledge. Belay at the base of the Russett Wall.
Pitch 6 (5.6): Again, several variations exist on this pitch. The variation described ascends the wide corner with many knobs on the right side. Climb up a chimney, exiting right under the large block at the top. Continue up to belay in a large triangular flake.
Pitch 7 (5.6): Step over a chasm around the corner to the left of the large flake. Climb one of the splitter hand cracks to a ledge below the summit.