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A Steep Climb Named Desire S 
Ali S 
Bronco S 
Bucko S 
Cookie Mix S 
Father's Day T 
Just Add Water (aka Cookie Dough) S 
On the Outskirts of Hope S 
Star Walls Crack T 
Taste the Pain S 
Warp Factor S 

South Star Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.32077, -120.32251 View Map  Incorrect?
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High quality overhanging climbing on the right flank of School Rock.

Stays shady most of the day.

Getting There 

Park at School Rock and walk right on the PCT. After passing a low overhanging wall with a short bolted line, split left up a climber's trail. Stay above some short (30') slabs and walk along the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Star Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Star Wall:
Cookie Mix   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Bucko   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Just Add Water (aka Cookie Dough)   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bronco   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Warp Factor   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 55'   
Star Walls Crack   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 50'   
Taste the Pain   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
A Steep Climb Named Desire   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For South Star Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Cookie Mix is a mosaic of the Summit's finest feat...

Cookie Mix 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : South Star Wall
This is an incredibly fun climb. Start on cool slopey edges and jugs down low. Move into a neat crux then up and around a roof to a sweet slab move. Find the jugs and work into the beautiful golden dihedral. Exit onto steep blocky jugs and use good footwork to pull the final roof out to a small headwall and finally the anchors. Superb movement calling for a variety of techniques in a stunningly aesthetic location. Have fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By V.X.
Mar 25, 2013
All in situ carabiners are now upgraded to quality steel bent gates thanks to a very generous and motivated local. No more sharp edged junk carabiners on entire wall. This is a huge improvement in safety. Thank you!
By Chaz Dela Cruz
Oct 9, 2016
Does anyone know if this wall stays dry on rainy days?
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Oct 10, 2016
Yes people often snowshoe out there in winter.
By MarcoB
Oct 24, 2016
Hi all,

here's a small topo of the crag, enjoy!

Star wall TOPO
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Oct 25, 2016

Thanks Marco super cool!

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