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Submitted By: chad umbel on Jun 6, 2007
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Description 

Hike in from the power station and start making your way up towards the obvious canyon. Depending on how much snow there is, you may need snow shoes or even skis. If the snow is light then you will see an obvious boulder field. Cross this and keep heading up until you see some ice formations on your left. The first formation you will come to is the Bard Harrington Wall. Unfortunately this doesn't form up anymore due to the city patching it's supply above on the mountain.

The second zone on the left is the Main Wall. This area includes classic lines up to two pitches or three pitches. The next zone after this is the Chouinards' Wall. It is the most crowded and low angle.


Getting There 

Approach via the trail from the power station. It will be the second formation on your left.


Climbing Season


3 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chouinards:
Tree Route   WI3 M3     Trad, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
Chouinards' Right   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Main Line   WI3-4     Ice, 2 pitches   
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The Tree Route under relatively dry conditions.

Tree Route WI3 M3  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Chouinards
Climbs to the pine tree just right of the central flow on this wall. Sometimes the whole line is covered in ice, when this is the case it's generally WI3. Other times twin left-leaning cracks lead to thin ice at the top. When this is the case it's generally M3....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By rhyang
From: San Jose, CA
Jan 12, 2011

The Bard-Harrington Wall started coming in late last season (Feb. 2010) and has been climbed recently (January 2011).

Whether this is because of any alleged leaks in the penstock or because of a higher amount of precip is a matter of conjecture & rumor.