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Home - Climbing - Whiskey Cliffs (Eagle Creek Cliff)

The Vitals

Locals Tips

Check out the Burger Lounge on your way back into town. 

Dogs?

Yes

Links

Eagle Creek info on Supertopo, Mountain Project, Rockclimbing.com.

The Routes

Here and Now (5.10a)
Between Two Worlds (5.10b)
Bad Perception (5.10c)
Unnamed (5.9)
Unnamed (5.10+)
Unnamed (5.8)
Unnamed (5.10)
Unnamed (5.7)
Unnamed (5.7)
Unnamed (5.8)
Unnamed (5.9)
Unnamed (5.9)
Unnamed (5.7)
Unnamed (5.10c)
Black  Ice (5.10d)
Frequent Flyer (5.11b)
Bumble Bee (5.10a)
Bird Turd (5.10b)
Liquid Shadows (5.10d)
Eye of the Eagle (5.11c)

Eagle Creek Cliffs

Just 100 yards past Eagle Lake Cliffs, but completely hidden lies another band of cliffs on which to play. These were originally ice climbs and were named Whiskey Cliffs. Today, most print and online sources refer to them as Eagle Creek Cliffs. Once they come into sight they look smallish, but you'll need at least a 60m rope to get up and down most of them. The anchors of climbs to the left of the large pine tree are all easily accessed from the top. As you go further right many of the routes must be climbed first and rappelled. Most climbs are trad with anchors/chains up top but there are a few bolts here and there. The area generally gets afternoon sun from 1:00 until sunset.

Eagle Creek Pictures

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Directions - From South Lake Tahoe head north on 89 from the Y. Park at the Eagle Falls parking area. Parking is $5 inside the parking area or free on the roadside parking areas. All of the Eagle Canyon areas start here.Head up the Eagle Lake trail and when you get to the lake, follow the trail to the left to the Eagle Lake Cliffs. Once you reach the detached pillar keep heading across the talus staying at basically the same elevation. You should come to a light trail which will take you to the top of the northeasternmost cliffs in less than 5 minutes. You can backtrack a little to find the trail down or rappel down Here and Now.


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