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Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 1-30 minutes
Season: May-November
Number of problems: 0
Type of rock: Granite
Overview

Highway 88 near Kirkwood is one of the fastest growing bouldering areas around Tahoe. A few years after the initial discovery of the Godís Country area near Kirkwood Lake, Jesse Bonin kept exploring north and found a new motherlode of granite problems dubbed Erratica. A few miles west of Kirkwood Lake on CA88 and just east of Silver Lake is a small volcanic area known as The Freaks. Jesse Bonin, Noah Kaufman, Jay Sell, Frank Lucido and a number of other Tahoe/Nor Cal locals have established over 175 problems ranging from VB to V12 all around the Kirkwood area off Highway 88.

{{STOP THE PRESS! Many new problems at many new areas all around the Kirkwood area have been developed since the Lake Tahoe Bouldering guide and even the more recent Northern California Bouldering guides buy Supertopo came out a few years ago. Even still are being developed at this time - Oct 2011!! Look for more info on this site or in the upcoming editions of Lake Tahoe or Northern California Bouldering by Supertopo!!}}

There is still potential for more new problems - get up there and send!!

Notable Bouldering Problems

Erratica/Gun Boulders/Kirkwood Lake area;
Hellamental V12, Robot Wars V10, Laser Gun V5, Gun Crack V0, Birthday Boulder Arete V1

The Freaks;
Mistaken Identity V9, Subterranean Tango V7, Downtown Brown V12, Freakshow V12, Twizzler V8

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Kevin Swift on the Birthday Boulder.
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