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Donner Summit's King Line - Urs Moosmuller

Donner Summit's King Line - Urs Moosmuller
August 11, 2014 -  Urs Moosmuller

Father’s Day is the hardest established route in Donner Summit and one of the hardest traditional routes in the country. The route was established by Tom Herbert in the late nineties using trad gear for the bottom half and bolts for the upper half. This style of climbing the route is the most popular and the first few repeats were in this style. Five Ten athlete Nico Favresse became the first person to climb the route solely on trad gear and since then very few people have been able to complete the route only using natural protection. ...

Donner Summit 5.14 - Urs Moosmuller

Donner Summit 5.14 - Urs Moosmuller
July 10, 2013 - 

Donner Summit is a small granite crag located in north Lake Tahoe just above the town of Truckee. Most of the rock is vertical to slightly overhanging with perfect bullet hard cracks leading through the natural weaknesses in the wall. There is one steep overhung wall higher up on the summit called Stars Wall which hosts the areas hardest routes. With a 5.14 trad and sport line on granite, it is one of the few granite 5.14’s in the country. I grew up 45 minutes to the east of Donner Summit and this is where I grew up climbing....

Lake Tahoe Bouldering - Urs Moosmuller

Lake Tahoe Bouldering - Urs Moosmuller
July 02, 2013 - 

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and contains thousands of granite boulders that surround the mountains and hillsides around the lake. Recently Mike Hatchet has produced a very detailed guidebook on bouldering on the North and west Shore of Tahoe. With over 3,200 problems, it has shed some light on a ton of areas that were only accessed through local knowledge and word of mouth. Growing up in the north east part of Lake Tahoe I am pretty familiar with most of the areas, but with the purchase of this book I...

 
 
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