rock, great views.
||Limited parking. Tight belay areas.
Divided Sky for beers after.
Yes, but keep them on leash passing
thorugh the camp.
Berkeley Camp Rocks on Mountain
First Stage (5.9)
New Jersey Turnpike (5.11b)
Witch Doctor (5.12b)
Salt Water Flush (5.10c)
Berkely Beserker (5.11a - other wall)
Berkeley Camp features good
well protected climbs on good rock with outstanding views of Lake
Tahoe. There is a main wall with 6-8 routes and one other rock with a
single climb. All routes are well bolted and all the climbs on the main
wall are easily toproped. The approach leads you to the top of the wall
and it is generally easier to rappel off after setting an anchor than
hiking down (and causes less erosion). For sport climbing, 8 quickdraws
will usually do the trick. This area has great views of the lake, but
it is difficult to get the camera in a spot to capture the climber and
the lake simultaneously. The area gets great early morning sun so can
be done while other places are still warming up.
Berkeley Camp Pictures
- Leave Meyers heading up Echo Summit on Hwy 50. Turn right
onto Echo Lakes Road and follow it until you get to the Main
Cabin/Lodge for Berkeley Camp. Find a pullout that doesn't block the
road and is not on their property. Parking is very limited and
violations will make it moreso. Walk down through an open meeting area
with parking and basketball courts and the rock will be below you.