Sunset on the Traveler Buttress
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.
You can climb a route on the lower buttress or follow the trail along the right side of the buttress to the base.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Dragon Back 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Purple Haze 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Boot Hill 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
R.I.P. 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 60'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Tombstone Terror 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b California
: Lake 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 California
BETA PHOTO: Information on the fabulous climbing of 2nd pitch ...
Looking over towards the Main Wall from the East W...
BETA PHOTO: Traveler's Buttress.
Main Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: The main wall...
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
From: Elk Grove, ca
Jun 30, 2014
Mr Hummus: You will get sun around 1 pm