30' granite boulder that hosts 3 bolted routes. These routes are visible when standing at the base of Lean and Mean on Middle Spire.
Many of the bolts look like sketchy button heads.
The starts of these routes are all incredibly hard. Many climbers TR or pull past opening moves to mostly 5.10 climbing above.
Next to Shark's Tooth
Climbing Season For the Phantom Spires area.
Weather station 12.2 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Clam Rock
Unnamed Center Route 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a California
: Lake Tahoe
: ... : Clam Rock
Not really sure what the first 10 feet of this route are supposed to be rated. Supertopo says .10d but it feels like hard 5.11 and maybe harder.Fortunately, the start of the route can be bypassed via climbing the tree and clipping the second bolt.The climbing above is definitely 5.10 and also a little scary and can feel insecure in spots....[more] Browse More Classics in California
Apr 26, 2013
I lead the 10d in the middle of the face, hardest 10d I've ever done, opening moves felt more like 11c. There are three bolts, and a bomber knob sling after the second bolt, runout to the top, but it's easy climbing. The climb was killer, short but I loved it.