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Twin Crags  

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Columnar basalt cliff above the Truckee River. South- to southwest-facing exposure; best in spring, fall, and winter (when it hasn't snowed recently). Killer views of Lake Tahoe. Gets blockier/more broken the higher you climb, but climbs significantly better than it looks; longer/better climbs on right side of crag. Most routes have a mix of gear and bolts.

Getting There 

~1 mile north of Tahoe City; turn off at "Twin Crags Summer Home Tract" sign (on east side of Hwy. 89). Park at end of road, or anywhere that is not obstructing someones driveway. Trail heads out from end of road; ~10 minute hike to crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Twin Crags:
Made Of Silk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Nipples That Cut Glass   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dangerous Dan   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Made of Silk is the route going up the left facing...

Made Of Silk 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Twin Crags
Crack in left-facing corner. Follow corner for ~40 feet, then head right to bolt-protected face moves. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By WadeM
Oct 22, 2014
Mostly uninspiring climbing, but gets the job done if you need something close to town. A girdle traverse might be fun along the whole base of the cliff.

I'd drive the extra 20 mins to donner
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