All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > I-80 Corridor > h. Bowman Area > The Emeralds > The Benches > The Fortress
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|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||John Robinson, Brad Johnson|
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|Shared By:||John Robinson on Sep 8, 2017|
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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.
(This Route is so new it's not in the new North Tahoe Guide Book) 20' right of "Shadows on the Earth". Walk up a 3' wide ramp about 10', and clip the first bolt. A tricky little move gets you to a good stance and ready for the first crux. Maybe a jam, maybe a sidepull, maybe a wide stem, maybe a high step, maybe an undercling (you gotta figure it out). Now continue up to the headwall and make an abrupt left turn and traverse about as far as you can, then go up and see if you can figure out how to get over the roof. I made the clip at the roof easier as some gumby complained the hanger was too hard to clip so I added a perma draw. Now you need to figure out how to get over the overhang. There are some excellent holds over the top of the overhang but it might be a bit perplexing, getting to those good holds. There are holds there, you just need to find them. After the overhang is mounted you have easy 5.9 sailing to the top anchors. You might tell yourself that the move just before the top anchor is harder than 5.9 but, if you figure out what to do, you'll tell yourself, "that wasn't that hard".