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Santana Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.20438, -120.24775 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: MAR on Jun 7, 2015
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Description 

A small secluded granite wall. Only a few climbs are currently established. Rock is crumbly in places, but would clean up with more traffic. Located off the beaten path and requires some scrambling/bushwalking to access.

Getting There 

The approach takes ~35 minutes if you know where you are going, but is likely to take longer the first time around. Hike up the Shirley Canyon Trail until you see Santana wall in the distance on your right (it is a black and white streaked wall rising out of a nest of manzanita...photos in locals guide to rock climbs of North Tahoe by John Jackson). Head off trail and walk towards the wall (the easiest access appears to be on the right of the formation, although access from the left is also possible...just stay out of the manzanita thicket in the center).

Climbing Season

For the Truckee River Canyon area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['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]


Featured Route For Santana Wall

Oye Como Va (left start) 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Santana Wall
Ascends a bushy flake/crack (optional yellow tcu placement) to a ramp (2 bolts). Several more bolts ascend a steep slab to the top of the formation. Stiff for the grade. (warning...the rock is a bit crumbly, making the upper slab moves spicy, and more difficult than they appear)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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