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The huge outcropping of rock that is located on the north side of the canyon.

Getting There 

Park right before the bridge crossing the carson river. The fortress will be on your right. Hike up the ridge line just above the boulder field.

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['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fortress:
The Perfect Lie Back   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
Sun Wall Left   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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Me starting up on the interesting offwidth section.

Sun Wall Left 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : The Fortress
This beautiful and sustained finger crack follows a awkward offwidth crack into a clean splinter finger crack up a smooth head wall. With pefect finger locks and lye backs, this is by far one of the best cracks i have done!!!There are 2 ways of doing this climb which are:1. Start from the left and traverse to the right into the finger crack2. Or take the direct start on the tricky offwidth that makes the 10c grade pretty stiff. Though definitly the best choice if ur up for a challenge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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A view of The Fortress.
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A view of the approach to The Fortress. Looking down on the road u can see 2 cars parked along the road, that is the parking area to The Fortress.
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By Milton Mugambe
Apr 24, 2009

Perfect Lieback is an excellent climb with a botched bolted anchor. Some with some time and know-how should renovate the anchor of this popular climb.

By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Jun 4, 2009

We just did The Perfect Lieback today and I didn't notice anything wrong with the anchor chains, maybe its been taken care of already.

By bruced
Jul 8, 2009

Clean enough to eat off of.

By Ron Anderson
Jun 21, 2011

original rap bolts werent botched, but rather put in a convinient rap location. The climb was traditionally anchored.

By ben pope
Nov 22, 2013

Ron (or anyone), do you know what the OW/squeeze to the left of Boulder Than You Think goes at?