Rock Climbing: Donner Summit- The next step

  • March 22, 2014 · 7:00 AM
  • David Engel's House

Have you been on one of our beginner climbing trips and you are looking to do the next step? On this trip, we will be going to Donner Summit for an introduction into lead climbing. Aaron and myself will be leading a two pitch easy climb. Others who are interested in learning to lead could also take a turn. Everyone else will be top rope climbing after one of the leaders. Everyone will get to learn about placing and removing protection, belays between pitches and tie offs. If you are considering joining us on our May Yosemite climb, you really need to attend this trip. If you haven't been climbing and are interested in attending, send me a private message before signing up.

The climbing is actually easier than what we  have been doing at Mt. St. Helena.  The slope of the rock is much more gradual.  If you can climb the easiest climbs at Mt. St. Helena, you will enjoy this climb.  The climbing area does have more challenging climbs if we want to do other things.

We will be leaving my house in Wikiup at 7 am and returning after dark. It will be an all day excursion and the drive is approximately 3 hours.

The lower pitch is very easy on The Nursery (maybe 5.3).  The top red line is two pitches long and they are about 5.4 in difficulty.

The top of the 2nd or 3rd Pitch.



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  • David E.

    Thanks a lot guys, we had a great trip and came home with lots of pictures and cotton candy.

    2 · March 23

    • Colleen S.

      I looked at all the pictures and I know for sure I missed a fun time! I am glad everyone had a wonderful time. More climbing please. :)

      1 · March 26

  • Aaron U.

    and Thank You Don for doing all that driving!

    March 24

  • Don R.

    My +1 is not going. I have a van and can drive all of us and gear.

    March 21

  • Aaron U.

    Weather should be clear at 53 degrees.

    March 21

  • Colleen S.

    I am so sad to have to RSVP no. We can not change other appointments. Oh, I do hope there will be another chance to learn these skills.

    March 18

    • Colleen S.

      It appears from the picture, that I would have really enjoyed this climbing event. Will we still have an opportunity to be considered for the Yosemite trip?

      March 21

    • Colleen S.

      One more thing... I hope you and other wanderers have a good time!

      2 · March 21

  • Anne-Christina

    Hope you do this one again, looks sooo fun!!

    March 18

    • David E.

      This is a very good place to climb. It is part of a training process for our May Yosemite trip.. so it is unlikely we will go back any time soon... but possibly.

      March 21

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