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Freeway Crags Rock Climbing 

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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]

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
Far East   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   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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Rock Climbing Photo: The overhanging crux

All American Hand Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Babylon Crag
This route is located on the South face of The Babylon Crag. It is a little ways up a gully and at close range reveals a very parallel, almost Indian Creek quality crack (for the first 15' or so, anyway), that gradually widens from rattly fingers to wide hands in the space of 25 feet. The steadily overhanging face gives way to a scooped ledge that continues up a perfect low-angle hand crack to a horn. It felt pretty sandbagged at the grade to me, so perhaps a more modern, pussified consensus awa...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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