approach. Featured rock
||Many routes share anchors.
Find the shade on a hot afternoon.
Spooner Crag on Supertopo, Mountain
Caught in a Mosh (5.11b)
Crimp Tuff (5.12a)
About It (5.10+)
Don't Even think About it
Yellow Finger (5.13a)
When the weather heats up
there are several areas to climb in Tahoe to keep from
overheating. Spooner Crag is one of them. At 7,200', it is not the
highest in the area, but it also has several shade trees covering
climbs and belays and there is climbing on several aspects as well. You
can also choose from some decent slab climbing on the south face or hop
around to the west face and find featured rock dotted with pockets and
huecos that is rare in
Tahoe. There are a few routes that are topropable if you're okay with a
little easy exposed slab climbing. There are also some good trad first
leads too, but the majority of the rock is set up for sport climbing.
While most of the routes are in the 40-50 foot range, some can be
continued all the way to the top of the rock requiring two short
Spooner Crag Pictures
- There is a large parking area just North of the junction of Hwy 28
and hwy 50 at Spooner summit. Turn left after you pull into the area
and there is a trail on the left about 50 yards after the turn. The
approach is under 5 minutes.