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The Sun Bench Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 39.32578, -120.64993 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Robinson on Feb 28, 2013


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Two bolted climbs between Steel Monkey wall and the Benches area.

Getting There 

From the Emeralds parking area walk around the gate and go 1200 yards on this dirt road you will see a some 3' boulders and a cairn on the right. Take this trail 100 yards and you will come to Steel Monkey Wall on the right. Above Steel Monkey Wall is Sun Bench area. 3rd class up the gully to the right of Steel Monkey Wall continue up 50 yards or so to a cliff band. Sun Bench area is on the left side of this cliff. You can stay right and find a right wondering ramp that will take you to the benches areas (Kudos, Fortress etc) See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book for locations and new North Tahoe Guide.

Climbing Season

For the The Benches area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

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By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Jul 15, 2013
These climbs are listed in the Carville guide under the route description of "Second time around 5.8R" in the Steel Monkey section. Carville lists them as (5.10-5.11)
By John Robinson
From: Elk Grove, ca
May 2, 2014
I stand corrected
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Jul 17, 2017
This area is called the Sun Bench in the new guidebook.
By Lurker
From: Westwood
Jul 17, 2017
If you use the "Improve This Page" button, the suggested improvement will go to an Admin, who should take care of it. They might not see the comment.

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