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South Lake Tahoe Climbing
Authors Chris McNamara
Routes: 250+ (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty:  5.4-5.13c
Pages: 184 pages
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Edition: 1st Edition, March 2004

South Lake Tahoe offers exquisite year-round climbing for every ability and taste. Trad climbers can jam smooth Yosemite-like cracks at Sugarloaf or Eagle Lake, pull on steep knobs at Phantom Spires, lead their first multi-pitch route at Lover’s Leap. Sport climbers can clip bolts at Luther Rock, Luther Spires and Mayhem Cove. This book focuses on some of the highest quality granite in the Sierra.

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First ascent history by Steve Roper, George Connor. and Aidan Maguire
Nearly every route personally climbed by author Chris McNamara

Itineraries for getting the most of your trip
Detailed approach and descent beta
Strategy and retreat beta

 

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Route Name Formation Review
Gingerbread Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.7
4 Star Rating
Harding's Chimney Sugarloaf
1
5.8
4 Star Rating
Over Easy Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.7
4 Star Rating
Tombstone Terror Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.10c
5 Star Rating
Candyland Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.10c
5 Star Rating
North Ridge Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.6
3 Star Rating
Surrealistic Pillar Direct Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Tyro's Testpiece Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.5
2 Star Rating
Preperation H Lover's Leap, East Wall
1
5.8
4 Star Rating
The Fracture Sugarloaf
1
5.10d
5 Star Rating
Labor of Love Lover's Leap, East Wall
1
5.10a
3 Star Rating
Morticia Sugarloaf
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
End of The Line Lover's Leap, East Wall
1
5.10c
3 Star Rating
Pillar of Society Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.12a
5 Star Rating
Space Walk Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.11c
5 Star Rating
Blue Cab Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Space Truckin' Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10a
5 Star Rating
Thanksgiving Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.9
4 Star Rating
Seams to Me Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10c
5 Star Rating
Bookmark Lover's Leap, Central Wall
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Separated Reality Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Hogwild Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.7
4 Star Rating
Just Acquaintances Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Changeling Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Flight Simulator Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Unknown Chimney Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Brother of John Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Steppin' Stone Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11a
4 Star Rating
Moonflower (aka Nagual) Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
Airtime Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
Gods of Plunder Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Fight the Power Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.12b/c
5 Star Rating
Stone Cold Crazy Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.12c
4 Star Rating
Beer Can Direct Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Buster Brown Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Quest for Glory Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Shy Boy Eagle Creek Cliff
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Airwaves Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10b/c
4 Star Rating
The Beak Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Beast of No Nation Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
Off the Wall Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Rehab Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11a
4 Star Rating
Hushed Passage Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10c
2 Star Rating
Drug Crazed Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11c
3 Star Rating
Accessory Dogs Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
God of Thunder Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Sea Slug Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11a
2 Star Rating
Barney Rubble Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Strawbilly Tango Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.12b
3 Star Rating
Tag Team Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10a
2 Star Rating
Mixologist Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.9
2 Star Rating
Trust is a Must Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Thrust is a Must Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Unknown Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.8 R
2 Star Rating
A Boy and His Arete Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Stony End Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11c
2 Star Rating
Skism Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11c
2 Star Rating
No Gaynor Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Grand Illusion Sugarloaf
1
5.13c
5 Star Rating
Fear of Flying Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.9
5 Star Rating
Stem Meister Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
The Prow Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.10
3 Star Rating
Boothill Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.11a
5 Star Rating
Hard Up Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.9
2 Star Rating
Slowdancer Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Cabin Fever Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11b/d
4 Star Rating
Lesbian Love Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Lean and Mean Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.9
4 Star Rating
Sizzler Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Leaner and Meaner Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Avoidance Wrights Lake
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Yankee Dog Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.11c
3 Star Rating
Fingerlock Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Make That Move Now Baby Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Fly Trap Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.7 R
2 Star Rating
Mad Dog Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Dog FIght Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.11c
2 Star Rating
Dirty Dog Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Wintergreen Sugarloaf, Sugarbun
1
5.10c
2 Star Rating
Cracked Tooth Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Gumline Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.9
2 Star Rating
Cuspid Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Plumbline Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Toothpick Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Gingivitis Sugarloaf, Midway Rock
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
The Fang Sugarloaf
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Birdman Sugarloaf
1
5.11d
5 Star Rating
Talking Heads Sugarloaf
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Stone Sugarloaf
1
5.10a R
2 Star Rating
South Summit Bolt Ladder Sugarloaf
1
5.10a
3 Star Rating
Gallows Pole Sugarloaf
1
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Beast of Burden Sugarloaf
1
5.12a
3 Star Rating
Blue Velvet Sugarloaf
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Crushed Velvet Sugarloaf
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Opus 7 Sugarloaf
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
The Mini Illusion Sugarloaf
1
5.12
4 Star Rating
Taurus Sugarloaf
1
5.11b
5 Star Rating
Telesis Sugarloaf
1
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Dominion Sugarloaf
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
Captain Fingers Sugarloaf
1
5.12c
4 Star Rating
Lurch Sugarloaf
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Ziplock Sugarloaf
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
The Ghost in the Machine Sugarloaf
1
5.12a
4 Star Rating
Sugar Daddy Sugarloaf
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Fat Merchant's Crack Sugarloaf
1
5.10a X
3 Star Rating
Grand Delusion Sugarloaf
1
5.12d
4 Star Rating
TM's Deviation Sugarloaf
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
West Chimney Sugarloaf
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Expresso Sugarloaf
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Cry Uncle Sugarloaf
1
5.12a R
3 Star Rating
Pony Express Sugarloaf
1
5.8
4 Star Rating
Only the Young Die Brave Sugarloaf
1
5.11c
2 Star Rating
The Man Who Fell to Earth Sugarloaf
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Hyperspace Sugarloaf
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
South Face Phantom Spires, Lizard Head
1
A3
2 Star Rating
The Left Cheek Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
Lounge Lizard Phantom Spires, Lizard Head
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Long Toe Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.8
2 Star Rating
North Face Phantom Spires, Lizard Head
1
5.11c
2 Star Rating
Turning Point Phantom Spires, Lost John
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Dewlap Phantom Spires, Lizard Head
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
Cryptogamic Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.7
2 Star Rating
Knobelty Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Middle Toe Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.9
2 Star Rating
Pickin' It Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.9
1 Star Rating
Sacrolliac Joint Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.7
2 Star Rating
Sciatica Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Scratchin' Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.9
1 Star Rating
Short Toe Sugarloaf, West Buttress
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Desperado Roof Var. Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
Whole Slot of Trouble Phantom Spires, Lost John
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
East Face Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.9
1 Star Rating
Burnt Offerings Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
Holy Smoke Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Necklace Traverse Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Jugs Revisited Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.9
4 Star Rating
T-Bone Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
Robert's Crack Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
Golden Brown Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11d
4 Star Rating
Char Broiled Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Well Done Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11d
2 Star Rating
Crispy Critters Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.10a
1 Star Rating
Harrison Direct Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Up for Grabs Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Cockabooty Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.7
2 Star Rating
Chainsaw Willie Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.8 R
2 Star Rating
Rain Song Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.7 R
2 Star Rating
Regular Route Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Anal Sex Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.9 R
2 Star Rating
Candass Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Harding's Other Chimney Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.7
2 Star Rating
Fancy Dancin' Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Corn Flakes Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Penny Candy Phantom Spires, Middle Spire
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
The Bowling Ball Phantom Spires, The Blocks
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Blue Note Phantom Spires, The Blocks
1
5.10b
2 Star Rating
French Letter Phantom Spires, The Blocks
1
5.11a
2 Star Rating
My Favorite Thing Phantom Spires, The Blocks
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
Five Tendons Phantom Spires, Lower Spire
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
The Siren Phantom Spires, Lower Spire
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
Last Lock-up Phantom Spires, Lower Spire
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Jack Corner Phantom Spires, Lower Spire
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Fire Fly Phantom Spires, Lower Spire
1
5.5 R
2 Star Rating
Oedipus Rex Phantom Spires, Phantom Wall
1
5.7
3 Star Rating
Electra Phantom Spires, Phantom Wall
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde Phantom Spires, Phantom Wall
1
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Eraser Head Phantom Spires, Phantom Wall
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Ah NUTTS Wrights Lake, Main Wall
1
5.13b
4 Star Rating
The Prow Wrights Lake, Main Wall
1
5.10a
5 Star Rating
The Infinite Wrights Lake, Main Wall
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
The Fin Wrights Lake, Main Wall
1
5.11c or 5.10b A0
4 Star Rating
Spud Crack Phantom Spires, Main Wall
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Ultraviolet Wrights Lake
1
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Triple Bat Crack Wrights Lake
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
Slopey Saucers Wrights Lake
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Fish Supper Wrights Lake, Main Wall
1
5.10a
3 Star Rating
Spanish Flamethrower Wrights Lake
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Infrared Wrights Lake
1
5.12a
5 Star Rating
Triple Decker Wrights Lake, Black Beauty Wall
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Spanish Inquisition Wrights Lake, Black Beauty Wall
1
5.12b
4 Star Rating
Essence Wrights Lake, Black Beauty Wall
1
5.11d
5 Star Rating
Velvet Gloves Wrights Lake, Black Beauty Wall
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Lusty Vicar Wrights Lake, Black Beauty Wall
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
R.I.P. Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.11d
4 Star Rating
Silly Willy Crack Lover's Leap, Main Wall
1
5.12c
4 Star Rating
Arctic Breeze Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
Nirvana Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.11c
5 Star Rating
The Gamoke Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Anesthesia Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Main Line Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Magnum Force Lover's Leap, West Wall
1
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Pop Bottle Lover's Leap, East Wall
2
5.7
2 Star Rating
East Wall Lover's Leap, East Wall
2
5.7
3 Star Rating
Manic Depressive Direct Lover's Leap, Hogsback
2
5.5
2 Star Rating
Harvey's Wallbangers, Center Lover's Leap, Hogsback
2
5.6
2 Star Rating
The Farce Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
2
5.5
2 Star Rating
The Groove Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
2
5.8
3 Star Rating
Harvey's Wallbangers, Right Lover's Leap, Hogsback
2
5.7
3 Star Rating
Wave Rider Lover's Leap, Hogsback
2
5.6
3 Star Rating
Roofer Madness Lover's Leap, Central Wall
2
5.10d
3 Star Rating
East Corner Lover's Leap, East Wall
2
5.11b
3 Star Rating
Sinbad-Herbert Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
2
5.10b
4 Star Rating
Crown Royal Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
2
5.10c
3 Star Rating
Corrugation Corner Lover's Leap, Main Wall
3
5.7
5 Star Rating
Knapsack Crack Lover's Leap, Hogsback
3
5.5
3 Star Rating
Deception Lover's Leap, Hogsback
3
5.6
3 Star Rating
The Line Lover's Leap, East Wall
3
5.9
5 Star Rating
Surrealistic Pillar Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
3
5.7
4 Star Rating
Haystack Lover's Leap, East Wall
3
5.8
4 Star Rating
East Crack Lover's Leap, East Wall
3
5.8
3 Star Rating
Scheister Sugarloaf
3
5.7
4 Star Rating
Fantasia Lover's Leap, East Wall
3
5.9 R
4 Star Rating
Scimitar Lover's Leap, East Wall
3
5.9 R
4 Star Rating
Farley Sugarloaf
3
5.9
4 Star Rating
Deception Direct Lover's Leap, Hogsback
3
5.9
3 Star Rating
Traveler Buttress Lover's Leap, Main Wall
4
5.9
5 Star Rating
Psychedelic Tree Lover's Leap, East Wall
4
5.9
2 Star Rating
Eagle Buttress, Right Lover's Leap, Central Wall
5
5.10a
4 Star Rating
It's Better with Bacon Lover's Leap, Hogwild
5
5.8
3 Star Rating



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