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Donner Summit Tell-A-Vision
The following mini guide is of two recently
discovered(06) areas located on Donner Summit.
BLACK WALL BOULDER
The first area is the Black Wall boulder. Although
there is just one main boulder it is worth the 10min
hike. A few lines went up early summer of '06,
however there are some projects waiting to be done.
The rock quality is OK, but not excellent.
THE WATER CAVE AREA
The second area is the Water Cave area, which can
be seen from I-80 WB, it sits just below the Babylon
cliff. The trail to the WCA is .75mi of clear trail, and
.75 mi of cross country. Projects abound in this
concentration of about 8-10 boulders, the rock
quality is Good, but not excellent. The hike takes
approx. 25 minutes. WORTH CHECKING OUT!
Castle Peak Tell-A-Vision
Castle Peak is located 10 miles west of Truckee
California off I-80 on Donner Summit
Castle Peak is comprised of six main concentrations
of boulders. All bouldering takes place at an
elevation of 7,400ft or higher. Summer through fall
is the best time to climb here.
The area was discovered in the summer of 2006.
Development began at a frenzied pace, and
continued until the snow came in late November.
Around 200+ new problems where pioneered during
this time. There is still enormous potential for new
The climbing varies from steep roofs, to thin slabs,
patina crimps, and sticky slopers.
YES, IT HAS IT ALL!
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Photo: Brian Sweeney