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3 - Donnie G Rock Climbing 

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The Donnie G is the first formation encountered upon arriving when hiking up the standard approach. It serves as a good starting point as it's fairly centrally located and it contains one of the areas finest moderates, the classic Whisker Biscuit. Also, the climbs here get sun nearly all-day making them a good choice on cooler days.

Getting There 

Finding the Donnie G is easy. After the final stretch of the approach through the large well-spaced trees look for an obvious granite "stalactite" hanging about 25 ft. off the ground. This is the Arrowhead (5.11a). Immediately to the right lies Whisker Biscuit (5.9).

Climbing Season

For the The Fortress area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in 3 - Donnie G

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 3 - Donnie G:
Whisker Biscuit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Arrowhead   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 80'   
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Featured Route For 3 - Donnie G
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Arrowhead 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 3 - Donnie G
This fine pitch shares a start with Whisker Biscuit. Follow the thin hands crack to the "stalactite". Move left, where underclings turn to hand jams. Continue jamming until the crack ends, clip a bolt, and move left again along a seam-like feature to gain another crack system. Follow the crack up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Sabrina Jones
Jun 4, 2012
I am new to the area and would like to know more and climb with someone who can show me around.

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