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The Patio Rock Climbing 

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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

Pipe Dreams 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Patio
Similar to Therapy Session but a bit harder and longer. Bouldery crux getting to the first bolt (stick clipped). As you climb past the bolt use the undercling pocket where a metal pipe was and climb to the jugs out left. A couple of cool 5.10 sections dot the middle of the climb. Then a bit of an endurance crux at the end finishing with another exciting mantle onto the patio just before the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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