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.
~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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Twin Crags:
Made Of Silk 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Earth Girls Are Easy 5.9 PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
By Fair Means 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
A Fine Line 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Nipples That Cut Glass 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Tahoe Bolt Murder 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Dangerous Dan 5.10c PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Wild Bull Rider 5.11a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
The Dihedral 5.11b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
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