Donner Pass – heat escape at grouse slab

Donner Pass is a good spot for hot days. The shady roadside crags are crowded, but grouse slab is a little out of the way and fairly quiet. We get ourselves to the crag early enough to catch a couple of routes in the shade. One other couple from the bay area joins us until the sun comes and cooks us. Pure summertime pleasure climbing on pretty granite cracks and slabs.

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Routes: The Huffer 5.6, Desire 5.9 TR, One Toke Arete 5.10d TR, Half Hit 5.9+ TR, (lookup name) 5.8 : backed off of scary move to the first bolt

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