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Location: 39.32205, -120.3227 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This south facing wall gets a lot sun until late in the day. The overhanging nature of the rock makes it climbable into the winter since it avoids the wet.

Getting There 

It is to the far left and around the corner of the North Star wall.

Climbing Season

For the Donner Pass Road area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Fire Opal 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Tahoe : ... : Gemstone Wall
Excellent granite sport! A blunt mini arete presents the first challenge. You slap your way up this, getting helpful high feet on the horizontal rail to make a big reach to its jug capped top. From here, big moves between good holds lead the way up. With perhaps three cruxes in the eleven, high ten range, it will keep your attention throughout. The dihedral chimney guarding the route's end succumbs to some well-placed hand jams, although the climbing there feels a bit suspect until you commit to...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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