Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Crystal Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bypass, The T 
Handsome Hooligan T 
Roof Bravado T 
Tumbledown House T 

Crystal Wall Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 38.77473, -119.83596 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,039
Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Laine on Sep 12, 2012
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


This two pitch southeast-facing wall is of quality granite and while it hosts only a few cracks, they are quite good.

Rock Climbing Photo: Overview

Getting There 

This wall lies a few canyons west of the Waterfall area. Park at the large dirt pullout located on the south-side of Hwy 88 just past the turnoff to Markleeville. Cross to the north-side of the street and look for a large boulder on the road side. Take the obvious switchbacks up to the base of a Bandit Crag. Continue up and right (northeast), making your way up a the most prominent canyon. Hike/scramble up the loose sand and rocks to the base of a large, east-facing wall approx 1/2 way from the top of the ridge (approx 40mins-1hr).
Rock Climbing Photo: The area as seen from the parking lot
The area as seen from the parking lot

Climbing Season

For the Woodfords Canyon area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Crystal Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing up to the first roof.

Roof Bravado 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : Tahoe : ... : Crystal Wall
Make a few slab moves to gain the crack. Follow it to the first roof. Pull the right side of the roof and smear up to the next roof. Place a piece and continue up the steep slab and widening crack left to the apex. Yard the flake to the belay station....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Comments on Crystal Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!