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Recommended Climbs

  • Direct Start, 7/8 face
  • Crepes Corner, 7 crack
  • Humble Pie, 7 crack
  • Hand Masseuse, 8 crack
  • Clean Corner, 8 crack
  • Earn Your Wings, 9 face
  • True Grip, 10b
  • Battle Axe, 11a, face
  • The Last Dance, 11b face
  • Bear Claw, 12a, face

General Information: The Pie Shop is a popular spot with locals due to its convenient location, short approach, and southern exposure that allows climbing nearly year round. The rock is granitic and solid but somewhat course with many knobby features sprinkled about. Both face and crack climbing is available. Most routes are a single pitch.

The Pie Shop is also a terrific bouldering area.

Where To Start: From the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe, head out Highway 50 west towards Sacramento. After passing the airport look for a right turn onto Sawmill Pond Rd. Park 1/4 mile down this road before and across from two houses.

Trail Description: The trail starts just across from the parking area. Follow it as it weaves its way through many fine boulders, up through the manzanita, and finally up to Lunch Rock (the flat rock at the base of Crepes Corner). This is the central part of this climbing area with climbs both to the right and left.

The bouldering is also fine in this area with something for everyone from the novice to the hardman. The boulders are found scattered around the hill leading up to the Pie Shop face.

Advisory: None.



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