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Freeway Slab Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.34233, -120.31689 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Laine Christman on Sep 17, 2012
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This south-facing wall is of typical Donner quality, very solid granite, and while the access is easy, the routes appear seldom done.

Getting There 

From Reno, take I-80 west and park at the base of the obvious slab in a dirt pullout approx. 1 mile east of the summit. Follow an overgrown trail north along a seasonal creek till you are almost directly west of the slab, then cut over to the base.

Refer to J. Jackson's Local's Guide for more info and photos.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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By Sean Garecht
From: Reno, NV
Sep 14, 2013
Any updates on the anchor upgrades?
By Laine Christman
From: Reno, NV
Sep 16, 2013
Highly doubt they are upgraded, Sean. I'll try to replace them before the end of the year. This is a great little spring time area when the rest of Donner is too cold and wet.
By Topher42
May 12, 2014
FYI it'd be useful if you are writing direction you said which direction of travel your giving them from. Truckee, boreal. Mozambique
By Laine Christman
From: Reno, NV
Feb 3, 2015
Anchor update - A friend began replacing the existing bolts with ASCA donated bolts; however all the bolts (both old and new) were subsequently removed and patched. This includes the protection bolts on Freeway Jam. In light of this removal, we will not be replacing any more fixed gear there. This should not discourage you from climbing there as the walk off is short (though a bushwack).

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