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Reno - Carson City  

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There are several good climbing areas in the Reno - Carson City area.

Getting There 

From points east, Interstate 80 is best. From Northern and Central California, either Interstate 80 or Highway 50 will do. Interstate 80 will take you past Donner Summit. If you come by way of I80, take Highway 395 south to Carson City. Highway 50 will take you past Lover's Leap, through South Tahoe and into Carson City.

From Southern California, either take Interstate 5 to Highway 50 or Interstate 80. Alternatively, coming up Highway 395 will take you through Bishop and along the Eastern Sierra.

From Las Vegas, take Highway 95 North. Be careful in Beatty, Goldfield and Tonopah (and other small towns along the way), the police there are very diligent in enforcing the speed limits.

The Reno/Tahoe airport is the only place where the major airlines fly into. It is very easy to get in and out of.

There are numerous hotels, motels and camping areas in the Reno/Carson City area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

333 Total Routes

['4 Stars',30],['3 Stars',118],['2 Stars',116],['1 Star',44],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Reno - Carson City:
The Seamstress   V1 5     Boulder, 14'   Sommerset Boulders : East Side
Mountaineers Route   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   Washoe Boulder's : Tsunami Boulder
Silver Surfer   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   Washoe Boulder's : Tsunami Boulder
Shootin' Blanks   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Sommerset Boulders : West Side
Little Japanese Village   V5 6C     Boulder, 20'   Washoe Boulder's : Tsunami Boulder
Wasabi   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   Washoe Boulder's : Tsunami Boulder
UNR Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 45'   River Rock
Deadman's Rappel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Dinosaur Rock
The Gash   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 130'   Dinosaur Rock
Night Cap   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 125'   Spooner Crag
Spring Break   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 45'   River Rock
Color Me Gone   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Dinosaur Rock
Africa Flake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   River Rock
Karls Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   River Rock
Torch Light   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Thomas Creek
Improbable   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 35'   River Rock
Pocket Pool   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Spooner Crag
Mr. Bigglesworth   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 60'   River Rock
Total Recall   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 45'   River Rock
Plant Food 5.11D/5.12A   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Pig Rock Area : Little Shop of Horrors
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Carson Valley in a sea of clouds. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Carson Valley in a sea of clouds.
Photo by Blitzo.
Fort Churchill-East of Carson City. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Fort Churchill-East of Carson City.
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Burning Man-Black Rock Desert. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Burning Man-Black Rock Desert.
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Carson Valley. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Carson Valley.
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"Cartoon City" (Carson City) sunset. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Cartoon City" (Carson City) sunset.
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Tufa at Pyramid Lake, north of Reno. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Tufa at Pyramid Lake, north of Reno.
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Mt. Rose. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Rose.
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Reno, Nevada, 1990s. <br />It's a lot bigger now! <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Reno, Nevada, 1990s.
It's a lot bigger now!
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Carson City at night. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Carson City at night.
Photo by Blitzo.
Sean S bags the first ascent of The Dark Hamster - V3 @ the Peavine crag, sommersets - Reno NV
Sean S bags the first ascent of The Dark Hamster -...
Young Native American at Snyder Pow Wow, Carson City. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Young Native American at Snyder Pow Wow, Carson Ci...
Carson City's historic Ormsby House at sunrise. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Carson City's historic Ormsby House at sunrise.
Sierra Beer conetop, 1940s.
Sierra Beer conetop, 1940s.
Native American at The Snyder Pow Wow, Carson City. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Native American at The Snyder Pow Wow, Carson City...
Sierra Beer label, 1930s.
Sierra Beer label, 1930s.
Iron butte
Iron butte

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