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About Big Chief:

Sitting high on a ridge outside of Truckee. This is the premiere sport climbing crag in the Tahoe area. Fantastic climbing on highly featured basalt.
Nearest town or city: Truckee
Directions: South Highway 267 out of Truckee, turn right on Ponderosa Palisades Road, turn right on Silver Fir, then left on Thelin St. From here turn right onto a small forest service road about 500 yards up Thelin. Follow this road for 5.2 miles, turn right into a large logged parking area. Pick up a trail leading NorthWest out of the parking area. Follow for 1 mile. The crag is on the backside of the hill you have to climb up at the end of the trail
Latitude, Longitude: 39.24562, -120.20037
Access Issues:
Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Month

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Forum Discussions (12 posts)

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No Replies Lost Sunglasses, South Cave, Big Chief norgrene 0 Oct 02 2012, 1:02 AM
No Replies Lost shoes at Big Chief labor day anotherclimber 0 Sep 16 2011, 2:02 PM
With Replies dogs and camping at Big Chief? vegashacker 3 Oct 21 2011, 11:33 PM
With Replies big chief guide book? jguy 1 Jun 01 2009, 4:47 AM
With Replies Big Chief End of March boulderflasher 5 Feb 20 2009, 5:23 PM
With Replies Winter Conditions/Access at Big Chief learnin2climb 2 Mar 07 2008, 4:24 AM
With Replies Moderate routes in Big Chief? huktoncrack 6 Jun 22 2006, 5:55 AM
With Replies Gate into Big Chief ? life_is_good 2 Jun 12 2006, 3:21 AM
With Replies new big chief guide book bmadi7fg 1 May 21 2005, 7:18 PM
With Replies Conditions? learnin2climb 3 Jun 12 2005, 3:47 PM
With Replies Big Chief, CA Conditions tylerm 4 May 30 2004, 3:34 AM
No Replies Stay on the trail! the_dude 0 May 14 2004, 5:09 AM