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The Goblet Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.7907, -120.2443 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Mar 18, 2013
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A crag with a corner, dividing it into to a sunny section and a shady section at most times of day. Shorter than the main spires, but on par with other auxiliary walls here height-wise.

Getting There 

From the normal trailhead, hike uphill to the Lizard Head, then follow use trails to the left or right of that formation to the next obvious climbing wall above.

If walking from Wrights Lake Road, take the right-hand road that forks steeply uphill before reaching the normal trailhead. This direct shortcut takes you to the Lizard Head, then you'll pass that to reach the Goblet Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Phantom Spires area.

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: John starts to lead Wasp's...

Wasp's Up, Doc? 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Goblet Wall
Named for the wasp nest found on the first ascent, luckily the namesake work of insect architecture was gong when we visited.A 5.7 or so move off the ground, then follow slightly easier moves up a cracks - really several natural lines will all take you to the anchors on top. If you follow the first ascenders' line straight up from the final ledge to the anchor, you may make a 5.8ish move after clipping a bolt before the crux. This seemed a bit blocked by manzanita when we were there. I preferred...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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