Saturday, March 21, 2015

Land Trust will buy popular climbing areas on Donner Summit

Donner Lake from the top of Black Wall.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust, in partnership with the Access Fund, has signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 acres on Donner Summit. The acreage includes the popular climbing areas of Black Wall, Peanut Gallery, and Road Cut.

Black Wall is a 350-foot granite wall off of Old Highway 40 on Donner Summit. There are numerous routes up Black Wall which are from 2 to 4 pitches in length. Peanut Gallery and Road Cut are smaller granite rock formations.

Donner Summit is a climbing destination for beginners to experts. The land purchase will ensure that these popular climbing areas stay open to the public forever.

Access Fund is a climbing advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

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