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Hit and Run Area 

Billy Land  


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Location: 38.84605, -120.0679 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 21, 2006
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Gene St Dennis on the firs...

Description 

Billy Land is the dome-like formation, between 5.12 Wall and Old Peculiar.
It consists of The Hit and Run area and what is now known as The Gangsta Wall.

Getting There 

Take the PCT to The 5.12 Wall, then continue to this area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Billy Land:
Thug Life   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Gangsta Wall
California Love   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   Gangsta Wall
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Featured Route For Billy Land
Looking down Thug Lite from the anchors

Thug Lite 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Gangsta Wall
The crux is the start with balancey moves to get established in the main corner. I found these moves to be tricky for the grade. After that, cruise up easy low angle terrain to a 5.6 layback. A two bolt anchor can be used to toprope the route, but tie your ends because a 60 m rope barely reaches. It is also possible to continue the pitch up easy 5th class terrain to the top of the formation which allows you to access the anchors of most of the other climbs on this wall. If you do go to the top, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Most of the routes at the Gangsta Wall - apologies for bad quality
BETA PHOTO: Most of the routes at the Gangsta Wall - apologies...

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