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Donner Pass (Trad and Sport. Intermediate)

Update: If you're on the RSVP list, please fill out this spreadsheet with your contact info so we can arrange for carpools and gear.

Hey guys. let's do some bad ass trad and sport climbing at Donner pass

Things you will need:
*Gear (rope, webbing, draws, shoes, harness, etc)
*Food & water
*sunscreen and bug spray as needed
*Guide book or map of routes

*Camping gear

*Swimsuit - Truckee River
* An adventuresome spirit
*Safety is key. Look at safety guidelines on discussion board

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Lake_Tahoe/Donner_Summit/Goose Meadows Campground, #08 & #10

Camspsite is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, five miles from Truckee, and not far from Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as its proximity to Lake Tahoe.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the Truckee River. A scenic forest of lodgepole pine and fir trees covers the area.

The campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Goose Meadows is centrally located between the Prosser, Boca and Stampede reservoirs to the north, and Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley to the south. A variety of outdoor recreational activities is available at each location.

Activities and Amenities

Campfire Rings

  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Ranger Station
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water

Within 10 Miles

  • ATM
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant

Know Before You Go

  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Tahoe Recreation will be assessing a $5 additional vehicle fee on the "second vehicle" in each single family campsite, and on the "third and fourth vehicle" in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Fire restrictions may apply during summer months
  • This facility is operated by Tahoe Recreation, doing business as California Land Management and comments are welcome; forms are available from campground hosts or online
  • Click here for more information on the Tahoe National Forest

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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39°15'27"N, 120°12'33"W

From Truckee, Calif., take Highway 89 south for 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information: Phone Number:

Information: [masked]

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  • Shannon W.

    I found an arcteryx chalk bag in my car. Message me if its yours.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for all the fun everyone! And thanks Michael for the fun trad! Hope to climb with everyone again soon.

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Michael D.

      For sure Patrick. sooo happy you came and look forward to trad with you soon. I say Love's Leap

      June 26, 2013

  • Helen F.

    Awesome trip! Great to meet everyone! Special thanks to Shannon and Michael for organizing. Let's get our climb on together soon. :)

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Ahh thank you Helen, it was awesome having you there. your a sweetie :) Shannon is an amazing leader so i value her help and how she can make the most incredible stick clip from nature. She is as MacGyver as Time is :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Konstantin

    I really enjoyed the trip! A lot of new things learnt, but most important so many nice people met! Thanks every one for a great time spent together! Special thanks to Michael for being an inspirational core of our team, to Denise for being an admirable example of devotion to the sport of climbing and experience, to Andy for being an invaluable thesaurus of mountaineering knowledge!

    Lets guys get all together again soon and do something relatively quick but still fun, for example, lets climb Boy Scout at Mt. Diablo, meed week, early afternoon( to avoid crowds ) and then have a beer at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek

    Yours Comrade K. :)

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Michael D.

      thank you kindly. we enjoyed having you. You had great energy and tenacity on that hard 5.9 sport route at Peanut Gallery area. we wil get that with a stick clip and everything :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Eric

    Unfortunately i cannot climb this weekend due to some family obligations that have come up. Wish I was joining you this weekend.

    June 17, 2013

    • Michael D.

      no worries. bring organic fruits next time :)

      June 20, 2013

    • Jadian

      Done! We grow apples, pears, asian-pears, peaches, cherries, and more. Depends on season... and of course heirloom tomatoes. And to top it off, my doctor bailed! AAAHH!!!!!!!!! I am jealous reading all the plans, someplace i have never been, oh well, next time

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes! i checked in at southern pacific but there were so manyA

    June 20, 2013

    • Michael D.

      next time text me MJ at[masked]-7318. We were at Southern Pacific at 8:45. shave head dude w/ braces :)

      June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      There were a lot of shaved head dudes there. I think I creeped some of them out trying to look at their teeth, sorry. Texting is probably a better option. ;)

      June 21, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Hey guys. How do you feel about hitting up Big Chief on Sunday for some progressive and fun sport climbing? not far from downtown Truckee :) Big Chief
    http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Lake_Tahoe/Big_Chief/

    June 20, 2013

    • Michael D.

      yayyyyy. Big Chief is awesome. Black wall is supposed to be hard y'all. one 5.7, three 5.9's and the rest 5.10 and above :)

      June 20, 2013

    • Andy

      I've never climbed blackwall but the guidebook I have defines 5 different 5.7s

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I can make it, though I wont have my rope for the weekend. Would there also be room for carpooling? I live in Sac, so its on the way

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Comfortable leading moderate sport routes right now, but I have some trad gear I can bring along. Ill see if I can coordinate with andy or konstantin.

      1 · June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      but of course, i can lead belay and follow on trad if you want!

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't think beginners could go on this, so I didn't sign up. I need to plan more ahead. Next time!

    June 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      already have other plans on fri eve!

      June 20, 2013

    • Michael D.

      I see. totally understand :) Have you attend a meetup yet? Curious

      June 20, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Does everyone have a ride?

    June 17, 2013

    • Andy

      I am a single in my car at this point Michael. I drive a Chevy s10 with cab . lots of gear space and can take 1 passenger am coming from San Jose.

      June 17, 2013

    • Michael D.

      awesome. im glad your going and look forward to meeting you :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Jadian

    Michael et al, i filled out the spread sheet, but before i close it, and without looking too much the dweeb/luddite, how do i submit it? Or is an open doc?

    June 10, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Jadian, why did you suddenly change your RSVP?

      June 13, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Jadian, our new unofficial rule is that you owe the event orhganizer a meal (dinner or lunch) next meetup you attend :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Margarita T.

    Sorry, it turns out i can't climb next weekend in Donner Pass.

    June 14, 2013

    • Margarita T.

      Sorry to drop out...I know the drill...dinner on me next time I see Shannon.

      June 17, 2013

    • Michael D.

      dinner for BOTH of us :)

      June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm leaving from SoMa and don't have a ride yet. I'm still happy to rent a car if needed, but understand there are a shortage of parking spots.

    June 17, 2013

    • Michael D.

      Denise, if were being realistic that might be a tight fit? 4 total? me, rack, camping gear, mark, sport rack, and camping gear, and then Brian, camping gear and TR gear. Plus going to San Mateo then over 92 bridge may be taxing? what do you think?

      June 18, 2013

    • Shannon W.

      Hey Denise - I'm leaving from the Walnut Creek area around 1pm with another climber. If you guys are not all carpooling, you are welcome to join my car and meet me at my house so you dont have to drive solo. Message me if that's an option once you work out whether you're riding with the guys.

      June 18, 2013

  • Shannon W.

    Hey guys - we are only allowed to have 2 cars at the campsite. There are 8 of us on the spreadsheet so please do your best to contact others to arrange for carpool. Email and number are all on the google doc so keep us updated on who is carpolling by updating the spreadsheet. We'll run another check on cars early next week.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Hey guys, dont forget to confirm going by filling out Shannon's Google Doc below. If you dont fill out and confirm by Friday we may move you to waitiing list. Thanks ;)

    June 10, 2013

  • Shannon W.

    Hi All - if you're on the RSVP list, please fill out the following spreadsheet with your contact information so we can arrange for carpools and gear.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AshvDhEw1IIGdDRUUWxKaW9HMzQ0RG02anRKejlRdFE&usp=sharing

    June 3, 2013

  • Michael D.

    hey guys. Donner is great for trad, progressive sport and top roping but like to focus on trad and progressive sport. We have 2 campsites that accomodate 12 people but only 1 car per campsite (lame) but maybe we can sneak in 2 each AND do overflow parking. If you attend you should be able to sport or trad lead, catch a fall trad or sport). If you want to learn to follow great but we still would like you to have lead and catching a fall skill. be prepared to cook on a grill, taek a dip in Truckee river as we are right next to it and maybe a morning berakfast in the many berakfast nooks in downtown truckee. Carpools are defintely encouraged. If I drive I can take Mark, myself and 1 person from Sf. I love Donner :) Beautiful and awesome climbing...

    May 31, 2013

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