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Jitters S 
Oh, my my! S 
Santa's Route T 
Unknown 5.6 S 

The Arena  


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Elevation: 7,000'
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Submitted By: Patrick Mulligan on Jun 3, 2013
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Description 

This South facing 70' high crag has several very good routes varying from 5.6 to 5.11d. The rock is very similar to the tuff found at Big Chief.

Getting There 

take a look at the track in the description for Deep Creek. The track begins at the parking area for the Arena, The east End and the Trick or Treat Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.8 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 The Arena:
Unknown 5.6   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 70'   
Jitters   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   
Climb Like a Madman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Oh, my my!   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Laine exiting the crux and heading into the sustai...

Oh, my my! 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : The Arena
We started directly below the 2nd bolt at the base of a short roof. Climb up to the roof, place a cam, pull the roof and clip the bolt (crux). Continue up a splitter. Follow the bolt line left then back right. Great exposure! The original line traverses in right from near Yosemite Crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brad Young
Oct 9, 2014
The Arena (also called "The East Arena" in the Jackson guidebook) has the best routes at all of Deep Creek Crags. A person with only a day to spend at this cliff would definitely want to spend it here; there is a good concentration of good routes.