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Old Camp Bluff

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Camel Came To Camp" S,TR 
A Chickaree's Tale T,TR 
A Foot In The Eye TR 
Blackberry Jammin T,TR 
Bulbousness T,TR 
Camp Featurette TR 
Camptown Shindig T,TR 
Don't Want S'mores T,TR 
Dragon's Back S,TR 
Ear No Evil T,TR 
Evil Variation T,TR 
Fiddler, The T,TR 
Groovin' At The Old Camp T,TR 
Hollow Point T,TR 
Humpty Dumpty's Delirium TR 
Ledgerly Stroll Up a Crack T,TR 
Left Fork T,TR 
Marshmellow Crack T,TR 
Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack T,TR 
Mustard Drippings T,TR 
Northeast Tower Left TR 
Northeast Tower Right TR 
Nutty Butter S,TR 
Old Camp Dihedral T,TR 
Oranger Than A Marmot TR 
Project TR 
Right Fork T,TR 
Smooth as a Hotdog TR 
Third Degree Burn TR 
Tulip TR 
Wile E. Crack T,TR 

Old Camp Bluff Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 38.66885, -120.13085 View Map  Incorrect?
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Great granite in a superb remote wilderness location. All anchors can be easily reached from the top and set up for TR. There is plenty of hard trad cracks and sport climbs. Lots of potential in the area for more TR if you want to set gear anchors. There is over 50+ climbs in Old Camp Bluff area. All the route names have come from a old archived Highway 88 climbing web page. If anyone has more accurate info on FA parties or more info please share.

Getting There 

From the locked gate follow the trail and cairns to the top of the wall. Multiple ways there. You will walk up from the back of the area and be directly on top. 2nd-4th class access to all TR anchors. Or you can walk left around to the base of the climbs. 10-15 minute hike from the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Camp Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Camp Bluff:
Old Camp Dihedral   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Marshmellow Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Mustard Drippings   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR   
Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 60'   
Dragon's Back   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR   
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Featured Route For Old Camp Bluff
Rock Climbing Photo: Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack

Meat Lover Crack AKA Bat Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Old Camp Bluff
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By Matt Franklin
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 4, 2016
So to follow up... apparently there IS still a website with all this information. It looks as though the topo I have (which was given to me by some nice folks I met while climbing here) is a direct print out from the site:

... however, I can't seem to get the pictures to appear using any browser at that website for the route descriptions, so I'll leave this up for now. I sent an email to the admin there and will wait to see what they say. That being said, if there are issues with these routes being posted here like this, please kindly let me know and I'll pull them down. Thanks to Bobby for pointing this out. Cheers...
By Jerry K
Aug 8, 2017
Hello Matt. Here is the link to Old Camp Bluff at Silver Lake. I hadn't visited or edited the site for about 3 mos., and in that interim, "something" happened (I've found Google sites so hard to work with) and all my photos of Old Camp Bluff were deleted. Anyway, I spent 6 hrs. today making all the changes and re-uploading the photos. Regards, Jerry

This next link takes you to the climbs at Old Camp Bluff near Silver Lake and to the North Cliffs at the Hwy 88 Summit.

Now,I also have a site that covers new and update routes slong the Hwy 50 corridor, but does not include Lovers Leap:
By Matt Franklin
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 9, 2017
Thanks Jerry! Hope you're doing well!

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