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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Sep 13, 2004
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Description 

The North Wall is another steep sport wall in Big Chief. As with the rest of Big Chief, the rock is basalt. Here, the rock formed a little differently than further south, resulting in overhung shear slabs devoid of any holds, punctuated with broken parts. This usually results in steep, challenging, VERY sporty routes.

Everything is bolted, coldshuts are common and often old-looking, all routes all under 100 feet, and I would imagine you could lower off with a 50m rope. (not sure though)

The Oven is the inset part of the wall that contains some steep sporty routes. Can't really say i know why it got a different name.


Getting There 

Approach time: ~20 minutes.

From the parking lot, head down the main path to the west, which consists of a former gravel road that has large trees cast through the center of it at the parking lot to ensure that people can no longer drive to the former lot.

After .6 miles of the gentle remnants of the dirt road, you will come to the former lot. From here head uphill for about 50 vertical feet on the narrowing trail to a fork. At the fork, you should head right, and this will take you up to the north pass.

Just over the north pass, hang a right and soon you will find yourself at the North Wall... the first two bolted routes are not overhung, but continue a little further to find yourself in the Oven.


9 Total Routes


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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Wall:
Half Baked   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Good to be a Gaper 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : North Wall
This is the longest easy route at Big Chief. Do not lower off the anchors. Bring up the second from bolt anchors on a nice ledge. A 70m rope is mandatory to rappel.This climb starts on Sundance and traverses left and ends up on the gold face way above The Oven. The climbing is easy (most of it is 5.7-5.8), well protected, and is on good rock. Be sure to use long runners sometimes even double lengths.Climb Sundance past the first 2-3 bolts to a small ledge. This is where Sundance starts traversin...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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