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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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Route Name Formation Review
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Airtime 5.10a - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Airtime
5.10a, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route A in the photo.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Fight the Power 5.12b/c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Fight the Power
5.12b/c, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route D in the photo
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.12b/c
5 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Stone Cold Crazy 5.12c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Stone Cold Crazy
5.12c, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route E in the photo.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.12c
4 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress - Beer Can Direct 5.11a - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Beer Can Direct
5.11a, Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress


Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Lower Buttress
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Eagle Lake Cliff - Buster Brown 5.10b - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Buster Brown
5.10b, Eagle Lake Cliff

Route # 7
Photo:Chris McNamara
Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Eagle Lake Cliff - Quest for Glory 5.10d - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Quest for Glory
5.10d, Eagle Lake Cliff

Quest for Glory is route number 5.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
2 Star Rating
Eagle Creek Cliff - Shy Boy 5.11a - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Shy Boy
5.11a, Eagle Creek Cliff

Shy Boy
Photo:Chris McNamara
Eagle Creek Cliff
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Airwaves 5.10b/c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Airwaves
5.10b/c, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route B in the photo.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10b/c
4 Star Rating
Phantom Spires, Upper Spire - Beast of No Nation 5.11d - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Beast of No Nation
5.11d, Phantom Spires, Upper Spire


Photo:Chris McNamara
Phantom Spires, Upper Spire
1
5.11d
3 Star Rating
Eagle Lake Cliff - The Beak 5.10d - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
The Beak
5.10d, Eagle Lake Cliff

The Beak is route number 4.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10d
4 Star Rating
Eagle Lake Cliff - Off the Wall 5.10c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Off the Wall
5.10c, Eagle Lake Cliff

Off the wall is route 2 (hidden from view)
Photo:Chris McNamara
Eagle Lake Cliff
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Rehab 5.11a - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Rehab
5.11a, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route A
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11a
4 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Hushed Passage 5.10c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Hushed Passage
5.10c, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

Route B.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.10c
2 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress - Drug Crazed 5.11c - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Drug Crazed
5.11c, Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress

The crack just right of E.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Dear John Buttress
1
5.11c
3 Star Rating
Lover's Leap, Hogwild - Accessory Dogs 5.10a - Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Click for details.
Accessory Dogs
5.10a, Lover's Leap, Hogwild

Accessory Dogs is route A
Photo:Chris McNamara
Lover's Leap, Hogwild
1
5.10a
4 Star Rating
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