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Emerald Point Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 38.95473, -120.1228 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Darshan Ahluwalia on Oct 13, 2010
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The view of the cliffs from the Eagle Lake Trail o...


Emerald Point is the enormous mountain on the right visible from the Eagle Lake Trailhead. Near the bottom of the mountain, several steep South facing buttresses guard the 9187 foot summit. I'm guessing the buttresses start around 8000 feet.

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Getting There 

Take the Eagle Lake Trail towards Eagle Lake. After a few minutes, the trail splits. Take the split on the right towards the Lookout / Vista. This trail dead-ends after a few switch backs at a small rounded summit with a good view. Leave the trail here and hike past the 90 Foot Wall. (The stream will be on your left hand side.) Follow a vague trail up the mountain side which traverses leftwards towards the cliffs. Expect a bit of manzanita bushwhacking on steep and sandy hillside. We encountered a 5th class gully near the base of the main buttresses. The approach may take about 2 hours.

Climbing Season

For the Eagle Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Splitter, All American Finger Crack

All American Finger Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Emerald Point
Stellar finger to hand crack high above Emerald Bay near South Lake Tahoe, CA.The first pitch follows the splitter crack to a flake traverse which leads to a large, sloping platform. In the back corner of this platform is a belay with a great stance. Belay takes .3-2". The crux of the route, a one move grovel, that can be protected well, is right off the belay, so build the anchor accordingly. After the crux move, follow easy 5th/4th until you reach the downclimb on climbers left. Belay her...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
Jan 28, 2014
The summit you described looks like it's called "Emerald Point" in Mike Carville's Tahoe guide.

On the USGS topo(graphic) maps, Jake's Peak is a lot further north, the next major summit past Emerald Point.

I was drooling over that summit every time I went up Eagle Creek last summer, can't wait to check it out in person.

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