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The South Wall at Big Chief contains about 15 climbs from 5.10a to hard 5.11 on vertical to overhung terrian. Climbing on the leftside of the wall contains more difficult routes that involve pulling over a roof about 15 feet up, and simpler terrian above. These routes should be stick clipped, as often the crux will be below the first bolt.
Approach time: 20 - 35 minutes.
8 Total Routes
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Festus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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May Cause Drowsiness 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : South Wall
This route sits third from the right side of the South Wall, and heads up a face into a distinct roof that seems to groove into a crack, but actually doesn't. Climb up interesting and reasonably rough face climbing to a roof crux at the fourth bolt. Continue on another bolt, and join up with Festus (5.10a) for the last two bolts and top anchor. The final bolt section of the route is deceptive and confusing, but not that hard....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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