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Freeway Crags Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.34291, -120.3263 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 5, 2016
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Description 

I found this breakdown used by John Jackson in his North Tahoe guide to be useful. These areas are all reached most directly from Interstate 80 exits (as opposed to Old Highway 40).

Getting There 

Interstate 80.

Climbing Season

For the Donner/Truckee area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Freeway Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Freeway Crags:
Corner left of All American Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 160'   The Babylon Crag
All American Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Babylon Crag
Moonwalk   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   P.C.T. Cliff
P.C.T. Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   P.C.T. Cliff
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Box Tops 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Babylon Crag
This route climbs the bolted face (steep slab) 10 feet to the left of proof of purchase. It is thin, technical, and very sustained. Start about 10 feet to the left of the corner and surmount the small 4" ledge then climb the face past the first bolt (recommended stick clip). Move left on the least steep part of the slab through easy climbing to clip the 2nd bolt(optional gear here recommended). Now move through the line of 7 bolts to the top first veering slightly left then right then left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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