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Green Phantom Rock

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Green Phantom Rock 

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Elevation: 6,800'
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Oct 2, 2005
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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.

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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- HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Phantom Staircase Middle   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fine Line   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Phantom Staircase Right   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     TR, 75'   
Roccocater   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Yellow Jacket   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Phantom Staircase Left 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Green Phantom Rock
This climb is a very continuous face climb from bottom to top if you stay clear of the arete on the left side. Good footwork and balance are required which makes this a very good practice climb....[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.
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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.