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The Patio Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.91492, -121.01521 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve Montesanto on Jan 3, 2014
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The patio is located across the canyon from the majority of the climbing. Technically it is on the same wall as surf tower but way up the scree slope. The 50 ft swath of rock at the top is generally of good quality but deteriorates as you head to the right and down the hill.

Getting There 

Hike up canyon into the steep section where the steps are. Just before you get to the wreckage wall cut across the scree slope to the opposite side of the canyon on a faint trail. Beware the trail is new and a bit loose.

Climbing Season

For the Cave Valley (aka Auburn Quarry) area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Patio

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Patio:
Therapy Session   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Pipe Dreams   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Patio

Therapy Session 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Patio
Climb a couple of tricky moves right off the deck and then past 2 bolts to a good ledge/stance. Here the wall steepens and the climbing quality improves considerably requiring technical 5.10 climbing with far fewer holds to choose from. Hardest moves are just getting to and climbing past the 5th bolt onto the head wall then to the big undercling out right. Milk the upper underclings at the top of the headwall and prepare for the exciting mantle onto the porch!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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