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Submitted By: sulli on Oct 8, 2009
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Sulli on Solar Eclipse, south Bliss. photo: Dave ...

South Bliss  

This area sits a little further off the road than the other zones, but the extra walk is well rewarded with great views of the Lake and several well featured boulders.

a five to seven minute stroll due east will get you to the top of a hillside that looks over the lake the lake, here you will find classics like the Rusty Nail (V2) and Solar Eclipse (V3). Look left from there and you'll see Battle Cry(V6), and down right in the Gully below Rusty Nail is the new test piece Ground Zero (V6-R)

Not quite as concentrated here, but some of the potential sends are worth the effort.

Getting There 

Heading south along the lake, look for a pull out on the right, park and walk across road and a few minutes down the slight hill to the boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.9 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',2],['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 South Bliss:
Rusty Nail   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Solar Eclipse   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
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Marco Narducci FA's Ground Zero @ South bliss photo: Sulli

Ground Zero V6+ 7A CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : South Bliss
A proud new line at South Bliss, Ground Zero sits, remarkably, 20 feet from the long time classic Rusty Nail, but clearly had never been climbed as of 5.4.11 ... This stellar left hand arete is guarded by a tough jump start to catch a positive right facing sidepull.... from there its 20 feet of smears and slaps to a less than positive high rollin' top out.Ground zero is a world class line and an awesome addition to an already great area. Its remarkable this giant gold wall sat unsent for so man...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Dimitri Barton
Jul 21, 2010
That boulder problem is not named Solar Eclipse.
I did the FA of that problem including the direct finish in 1991, no pads.
I also did many of the other problems listed in this area many years before the Hatchets claim to have found it, between 1989 and 1991.
No pads.
By sulli
From: Lake Tahoe, Ca
May 6, 2011
..Feel free to update me on names and FA's ...