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Freeway Crags Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.34291, -120.3263 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 5, 2016


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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

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['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
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 New Anchors at the top.

The Right Stuff 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Bat Walls
This route is badass. Even more badass is that Gary Allan climbed and bolted it onsight, ground up. Pitch one of the route starts about 30' from the left side of the wall and directly below the end of the arching crack that makes up the middle 1/3 of the route. There is about a 20' runout up 5.9+/5.10- slab to the first bolt (a nice new 1/2" ASCA 5-piece). There is then another 20' of runout up the slab into the bottom of the arching crack. Follow the arching crack through a couple of cruxy s...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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