Summit Lake Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Trailside Boulder 2
Primarily a bouldering area. Scattered boulders in an alpine setting.
There are 2 approaches.
1) For Summit Lake Boulders
and Trailside Boulders
via trail. From 1-80 east bound, exit at rest stop AFTER Boreal/Castle Peak exit. Pick up trail at the east end of parking lot. After 4 minutes, you will come upon and intersection for the Pacific Crest Trial. Continue straight/follow signs to Summit Lake. It takes 30 minutes of (mostly flat) walking to get to Summit Lake. There are problems scattered along the trail and around the lake.
2) For Roadside Boulders
via 4wd road. Exit Donner lake road (#180) from I-80. Follow a very rough dirt road for 2.5 miles. Park next to Summit Lake.
Climbing Season For the I-80 Corridor area.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Summit Lake Area
By Brian S
Jul 27, 2013
I did both approaches on back-to-back days - the walk-in is MUCH BETTER.