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Kudos Cliff Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: mike carville on Feb 18, 2013
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Power face climbing. Tons of new route on kudos/fast food cliffs. See John Robinson topo of this area on Emeralds main page under photos. This area was originally developed my Mike Carville in 1989 but has had 5 new routes developed recently. This area is approximately 1/4 mile north of the Fortress which is also documented in Mike Carville's 1991 Tahoe Guide. The area sees afternoon sun. On the Emeralds main page herein is a 3 page topo of the entire Emeralds Benches area. (including Kudos Kliff). This cliff and all the other cliffs in the Benches area are not subject to flooding.

Getting There 

Follow the directions on the Emeralds main page to the parking area on the Bowman Lake road where it crosses the Yuba river. From here walk approximately 750 yards on a dirt road you will see a cairn on the right take this trail to access all the benches sections including Kudos Kliff (except Steel Monkey and Two Unknown Climbs). For a Topo of all these locations and GPS coordinates see the “Photo's of the Emeralds” on the main Emeralds page.

Climbing Season

For the The Benches area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kudos Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kudos Cliff:
Ghost Town   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Kudos Right
If the Shoe Fits   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Kudos Right
Rebirth   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Kudos Right
Step into the Light   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Kudos Left
Duppy Conquer   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Kudos Left
Get out of I-ret   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Kudos Left
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Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew on Step Into the Light. One of his first ou...

Step into the Light 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Kudos Left
Just Left of Duppy Conqueror. See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book or the current topo on the main Emeralds page for information and location. Shade till 2 pm then shaded by trees. This climb gets a little harder if you are shorter. (Some reachy moves). After you get to the top of this climb it is easy to set up a top rope for the Climb just right (Duppy Conqueror 5.11c)...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By mike carville
May 7, 2013
check out bolted routes from left to right: Into the Light .10c, Duppy Conquerer .11b, Kudos .12b, Get Out of Arete .12a. three fun short 5.8s around right side of cliff.
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
May 19, 2013
Just out of curiosity, what is the deal with all of the routes being listed as PG-13?
By mike carville
May 29, 2013
i think that comment may have been from the routes done in late 80s/early 90s. all new routes are very well bolted. most old stuff has been retro-bolted. cheers, m

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