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Fine Line TR 
Great Escape T,TR 
Phantom Crack far left T,TR 
Phantom Staircase Left TR 
Phantom Staircase Middle TR 
Phantom Staircase Right TR 
Power Struggle T 
Roccocater S 
Undercling Thing T 
Unknown Phantom, The T 
Yellow Jacket S 

Green Phantom Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 39.31955, -120.31851 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Oct 2, 2005
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Description 

Green Phantom Rock sits almost directly below the old arching bridge at the top of the Donner Summit climbing areas. The cliff is not that tall but is excellent granite quality with great views of Donner Lake. There exist about 8 routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.10+, with other toprope possibilities. 3 of the routes are sport routes, while the rest are toproped. If you want to jump on some moderate face routes and don't have a lot of time, this is a good place to go.

Getting There 

From the Donner Lake overview parking lot (found on the right just before the bridge going up the hill from Donner Lake), walk across the road and hike down underneath the old bridge to the top of the cliff. Walk right to access route anchors or walk left following an easy trail to skirt down and around to the base. There is a 3rd class way down from the top of the cliffs which puts you directly at the base of Yellow Jacket and Roccocater routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Green Phantom Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Green Phantom Rock:
Phantom Staircase Left   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Phantom Staircase Middle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Undercling Thing   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Yellow Jacket   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Yellow Jacket 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Green Phantom Rock
Yellow Jacket is found about in the middle of the cliff and is the quite obvious smooth face starting about 15' off the ground. The three bolts are easily visible. It is not the larger smooth face seen further left which has 3 routes (5.8,9, and 10) which are toprope only. Clipping the first bolt requires care and getting to and clipping the third bolt is definitely the crux. A very fun route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Snowboard descent.
Snowboard descent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowboard descent
Snowboard descent
Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching the top of the phantom staircase (roughly...
Reaching the top of the phantom staircase (roughly...

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By 426
Apr 10, 2007
Very popular with groups and schools...often crowded.
By Alex Curtis
From: Rexburg, ID
Jul 30, 2008
Very nice routes and offering a good challenge, since the holds are not very positive. Many/ most of these routes can be top-roped.
By Shawn Whitney
Oct 10, 2016
Ended up with an extra water bottle on 10/9, get a hold of me if it's yours.
By Kyle Bishop
Administrator
Jun 23, 2017
Lost 5 draws either here or at Peanut Gallery on Tues. Went back and haven't been able to find them. They're spirit draws with wild country biners. Will buy a beer for any kind soul that might've found them!

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