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Absolutely Billy T 
Absolutely Brilliant S 
Batmans Nightmare T 
Blue Cab T 
Boot Hill S 
Cheap Shot T 
Clown Car T 
Corrugation Corner T 
Crash Landing T 
Cross Town Traffic T 
Dead Pool, The T 
Dragon Back S 
Eeyore's Enigma T 
Epitaph T 
Freak Show T 
North Country T 
North Face Route T 
Power Lust S 
Purple Haze T 
R.I.P. S 
Silly Willy Crack T 
Stem Meister T 
Thunder Struck T 
Tombstone Terror T 
Traveler Buttress T 
Under The Big Top T 
Wall Flower T 
Yankee Dog T 
Youthful Exuberance T,S 

Main Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 38.7998, -120.1353 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Feb 18, 2006
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Description 

This the largest formation at the Leap at 500ft. For a long day, you can link a route on the lower buttress to a multi-pitch climb on the main wall. The classic climbs on this wall include Corrugation Corner 5.7, Traveler Buttress 5.9, Hospital Corner 5.10a, and Tombstone Terror 5.10c. For information on getting to an Alcove where you can then climb the excellent climbs: 2nd pitch of "North Country", 2nd Pitch of "North Face", "Absolutely Brilliant", "Dragon Back" and a 5.9 Off Width See the Beta Picture below.

Getting There 

You can climb a route on the lower buttress or follow the trail along the right side of the buttress to the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',13],['5.11',8],['5.12',4],['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 Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Corrugation Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Traveler Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Eeyore's Enigma   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Absolutely Billy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Crash Landing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Stem Meister   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dragon Back   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
North Country   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 500'   
Tombstone Terror   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Purple Haze   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
North Face Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Power Lust   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Absolutely Brilliant   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Boot Hill   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Dead Pool   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 100'   
R.I.P.   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Last good stance before the crux...

Tombstone Terror 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Tahoe : ... : Main Wall
This is probably the best 5.10c pitch at the Leap. This route is located around the corner to the left of the start of Traveler Buttress. The climb gets its name due to the large rocks at the base that look like tombstones. The first 15ft are unprotected so don't fall.Face climb up to the roof and work to get your first good gear in place. Follow the thin crack with jams and liebacks. The climb does not let up until handjams are reached above the small roof. Follow a widening crack to a se...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Looking over towards the Main Wall from the East W...
Rock Climbing Photo: Traveler's Buttress.
BETA PHOTO: Traveler's Buttress.
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Main Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
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By Mr. Hummus
From: SLC, Utah
Jun 13, 2013
What direction is the Main wall facing? I'll be there in mid July and I am sure we will be chasing shade. Just hoping to plan out what we will be able to climb in the shade and when. Thanks!!
By John Robinson
Administrator
From: Elk Grove, ca
Jun 30, 2014
Mr Hummus: You will get sun around 1 pm