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Ten-Minute Cliff

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Ten-Minute Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.64843, -120.70703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Ten Minute Cliff is a clean 30 feet tall cliff with very few weaknesses. The most obvious line is the Ten Minute Crack (5.12 fingers) that ascends the middle of the cliff. There are numerous top-anchors and all are easy to reach,

Getting There 

From the pullouts on Bucks' Bar road, take the trail down to Buck's Bar Dome then turn right near the bottom of the south-facing cliff. From here, follow the trail about 100 feet and you will find yourself atop the 10 minute cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ten-Minute Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ten-Minute Cliff:
Gardens of Babylon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Babel   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ten Minute Crack   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Ten-Minute Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew shows off 10 Minute Crack like Vanna White.

Ten Minute Crack 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Ten-Minute Cliff
Located right in the middle of the 10 Minute Cliff is the cliff's namesake Ten Minute Crack. Apparently it was so named because of the time it took to hammer pitons into the narrow crack. Now these piton scars are the 'quality' finger holds you'll be using as you struggle you way up it. While its a short climb, its still excellent and teaches the 5.12 crack novice (me) a thing or two about crack climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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