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Green Phantom Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Fine Line TR 
Great Escape T,TR 
Phantom Crack far left T,TR 
Phantom Staircase Left TR 
Phantom Staircase Middle TR 
Phantom Staircase Right TR 
Power Struggle T 
Roccocater S 
Undercling Thing T 
Unknown Phantom, The T 
Yellow Jacket S 

Green Phantom Rock  


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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 39.31955, -120.31851 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Oct 2, 2005
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Description 

Green Phantom Rock sits almost directly below the old arching bridge at the top of the Donner Summit climbing areas. The cliff is not that tall but is excellent granite quality with great views of Donner Lake. There exist about 8 routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.10+, with other toprope possibilities. 3 of the routes are sport routes, while the rest are toproped. If you want to jump on some moderate face routes and don't have a lot of time, this is a good place to go.

Getting There 

From the Donner Lake overview parking lot (found on the right just before the bridge going up the hill from Donner Lake), walk across the road and hike down underneath the old bridge to the top of the cliff. Walk right to access route anchors or walk left following an easy trail to skirt down and around to the base. There is a 3rd class way down from the top of the cliffs which puts you directly at the base of Yellow Jacket and Roccocater routes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['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 Green Phantom Rock:
Phantom Staircase Left   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Phantom Staircase Middle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Undercling Thing   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad   
Fine Line   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Phantom Staircase Right   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 75'   
Roccocater   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Yellow Jacket   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Paul topping out on Phantom Staircase Middle.

Phantom Staircase Middle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Green Phantom Rock
Phantom Staircase Middle is a very continuous thin face climb that goes up the middle of the face. Staying clear and just left of the obvious wide crack start adds 15' of additional fun face climbing. Small holds are found all the way up with maybe a crux section just shy of the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Reaching the top of the phantom staircase (roughly middle route) where the top roping bolts are.
Reaching the top of the phantom staircase (roughly...

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By 426
Apr 10, 2007
Very popular with groups and schools...often crowded.
By Alex Curtis
From: Rexburg, ID
Jul 30, 2008
Very nice routes and offering a good challenge, since the holds are not very positive. Many/ most of these routes can be top-roped.