This area, located on the west side of Lake Tahoe just west of Emerald Bay offers incredible climbing of all varieties and grades with magnificent views of the nearby lake. Most of the climbing in Eagle Creek is on featured granite, which will cook in the sun on a hot day. It is possible to climb many of the rocks year round when they are dry.
From the South: Head North along highway 89 out of South Lake Tahoe towads Homewood and Tahoe City. Travel about 10 miles to the Eagle Lake Trailhead, which is located alongside the large Emerald Bay. Park along the road for free, or park in the Eagle Lake lot for $2. The walk from the road to the parking lot takes about 45 seconds.
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Eye of the Eagle 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Eagle Creek Cliff
Blocky climbing and a short hand crack are prelude to an intimidating four foot roof. The crux roof is wide jams and some interesting footwork. There are several ways to tackle it, but choose wisely.The rest of the climb is fairly sustained throughout the striking arc of the left leaning fingers to hand crack that follows. There is an off-width pod and a bit of face climbing to negotiate before the anchors, but the grade lightens up quite a bit at this point. There is a 10c variation that comes ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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