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Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Original Post - May 22, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
I've been out twice in past 2 weeks.
The area is open much earlier than usual and in prime condition before it gets to warm. Ideal condition is low 80's in Sac, that way sun or shade works. If hotter get there early. Place is almost always devoid of climbers.
Some of the best cracks in the Tahoe area and the Enchanted Pools are less than 1/4 mile away
Essence 11+ amazing. sustained. Full Value. 5 star
Velvet Gloves great 10b/c
Ultraviolet 11b airy and a challenging lead
The Prow 140 foot 10a Super fun
Ahh Nuts 13a 4 star crack Prob seen 2 ascents. Where are the hard men?
The Acrobat. 12a/b 80 feet and overhangs prob 15'!. One of the best sport climbs in Tahoe

Just sayin :)
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Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Trad climber
Wanker Stately Mansion, Placerville
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
get some
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
May 24, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
piccsssss
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
May 24, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Ah Nuts sure looks compelling...
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 24, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
photos needed...
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 25, 2013 - 12:06am PT
What's the colorful face out right a ways, across a thicket. Pretty fun, but hard.

I don't know names, but if those are all in that same alcove, there are way more routes around L.

Awesome place, especially when it has been cold and the skeeters ain't buggin!
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
May 25, 2013 - 04:25am PT
Yeah, we need pics! I used to climb there quite a bit, more than 20 years ago, had a great time. I don't know some of those routes, and I'm pretty curious, especially about the very overhanging sport climb. I recall there was a very overhanging alcove, at the time I didn't see and good free line there, maybe that's where it is?
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
May 25, 2013 - 06:56am PT
Credit: mcreel

Here are some routes I know about.
A 5.8 a ways L of Prow, fun move over roof, then face, short
Ah Nuts is out of view, just L of Prow
B Prow, 5.9
C Fin, 11c (1 move) or 10b A1
D crack, 10c or d (?)
E face, 10b or so (?)
F short face, 12a
G Spanish Flamethrower, 11c

all these routes are certainly worth doing. Look out for mosquitos! Morning shade, late afternoon can be very pleasant as the sun is going down.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 25, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
The only really steep thing I saw there was a bolted line right of the main alcove. The steep part was juggy, the hardness came just before the steepness. Felt easy 12 to me, definitely worth doing.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:08am PT
some of the fun around left. seemed 5.8ish
the chimney's getting bigger daddy
the chimney's getting bigger daddy
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 9, 2013 - 04:02am PT
more pics
to the left of ahh nuts. i'm sure there's prolly more anchors than i found
ahh nuts is the white streak far right
ahh nuts is the white streak far right
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

the main wall, spectrum tower, black wall and fun stuff on the other side of the drainage
overview of main wall, spectrum tower, back wall and beyond
overview of main wall, spectrum tower, back wall and beyond
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

close up of the main wall and the spectrum tower
close up of main wall and spectrum tower
close up of main wall and spectrum tower
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

nothing mentioned in any of the guides about this side of that drainage, but i see bolts on the arete
i see shiny things
i see shiny things
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 9, 2013 - 05:36am PT
Mike posted many beautiful photos in this thread:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1937474/Wrights-Lake

A few routes listed here:
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/wrights-lake/105734013
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
thanks clint, but i was sure not nice to the person who said it was going to be a zoo since i posted those pix lol, :-)O yes internet climbers, you got to love them, happy frida/happy climbing mike a.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 9, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
people worry about i getting crowded from a post on the internet is crazy. it's in the guidebook. in fact, this is one of the few cases where the supertopo book has more route info than you can find online.
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