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The Perch Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.32958, -120.31503 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a small cliff with some high quality lines on it and is worth the hike (only) if you've already climbed the classics at Black Wall and Stealth Wall. It faces south east and sees a good amount of sun.

Getting There 

Hike up the trail to Stealth wall and continue looking for a trail (top of the slabs above Stealth Wall) heading north. The cliff has a power line pole at the top of it.

Climbing Season

For the Donner Pass Road area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Perch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Perch:
Fist and Shout   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Fist and Shout 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : The Perch
Getting into this fist crack through the roof is the crux of this crack. Its strenuous, but no more than the 9+ rating....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By dholte
From: South San Francisco, CA
Jul 24, 2017
The guidebook suggests hiking along the "contour of the base of the hillside" from Stealth wall, but in its current state we had no idea what this meant and led to 90 minutes of bushwacking despite seeing the crag right in front of us. Don't go immediately downhill from Stealth Wall. Instead, start at Stealth Wall and proceed uphill past its northern end. Literally just walk toward the utility pole. Continue uphill through a slabby rock garden (some cairns) until your pretty damn close to The Perch. Descend into the manzanita via the easiest route and look for cairns zig zagging back up to the wall through Manzanita, over rocks and a dead tree. Currently, this is an overgrown adventure.

We didn't climb the three leftmost routes in the new guidebook, 5.8, 5.10, 5.10, but they certainly need some love and a good cleaning. Unauthorized Power Transmission was completely overgrown. Fist and Shout was actually a pretty good climb and the right side climbs look really nice (Powerage and Powerline in particular), but we ran out of daylight.

Finally, I'd only call this top rope friendly if you can lead Butternut Pearls, otherwise the walk around is overgrown and a pain.

10/10 would bushwhack miserably through manzanita again.

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