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Situated South of I-80, The Babylon Crag contains a handful of climbs ranging from moderate to one striking 5.12+ finger crack. Some of the granite is coarse like that found on the Black Wall, but is high quality. The North East face is steadily overhung and boasts a stunning, right arching finger crack called Babylon (5.12c), a good way of identifying that you are on the crag when coming out of the pines.
Unfortunately, while the crag is not that far from the road it is a bit guarded by the thick manzanita bushes that are on the way toward and largely surrounding the crag.
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All American Hand Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
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All American Hand Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : The Babylon Crag
This route is located on the South face of The Babylon Crag. It is a little ways up a gully and at close range reveals a very parallel, almost Indian Creek quality crack (for the first 15' or so, anyway), that gradually widens from rattly fingers to wide hands in the space of 25 feet. The steadily overhanging face gives way to a scooped ledge that continues up a perfect low-angle hand crack to a horn. It felt pretty sandbagged at the grade to me, so perhaps a more modern, pussified consensus awa...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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