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Twin Crags Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.1665, -120.1614 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Lurker on Feb 25, 2012
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Columnar basalt cliff above the Truckee River. South- to southwest-facing exposure; best in spring, fall, and winter (when it hasn't snowed recently). Killer views of Lake Tahoe. Gets blockier/more broken the higher you climb, but climbs significantly better than it looks; longer/better climbs on right side of crag. Most routes have a mix of gear and bolts.

Getting There 

~1 mile north of Tahoe City; turn off at "Twin Crags Summer Home Tract" sign (on east side of Hwy. 89). Park at end of road, or anywhere that is not obstructing someones driveway. Trail heads out from end of road; ~10 minute hike to crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Twin Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Twin Crags:
Made Of Silk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nipples That Cut Glass   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Earth Girls Are Easy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Twin Crags
Thin double cracks, to hanging flake, to hands. Flake is slightly hollow, be careful if placing gear behind it. Easiest to finish at "Made Of Silk" anchors (to the right)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view of Lake Tahoe from the crags.
A view of Lake Tahoe from the crags.

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By WadeM
From: Golden, Co
Oct 22, 2014
Mostly uninspiring climbing, but gets the job done if you need something close to town. A girdle traverse might be fun along the whole base of the cliff.

I'd drive the extra 20 mins to donner

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