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Loon Lake is a BEAUTIFUL place. Different from much of the rest of Tahoe in that the boulders are out in the open, on incredible Tuolumne Meadows-esque glacially-carved slabs and bowls. Some of the rock is as good as Bishop (the Outer Loonies). Perhaps the main negatives are the long winding drive through the crystal basin from Hwy-50, and the fact that its so sunny and hot out there half the time it isnt covered in snow. But notwithstanding these detractions, I urge the Californians amongst you (are there any who are still reading this blog?!) to use the new guide and get out there! I have many fond memories of camping by the lake, with either the party atmosphere of the summertime with the 4wheelers, or in the Fall, a completely lonely, remote feeling destination.
Ok, so throwback time. Here are a few of my favourite lines out there, that I have photos of. Some of them I even managed to snag the FAs!
Silk Cut V6 (FA Liam Vance). Short - like 2 moves really!! - but such a clean, pure compression line
Shipwrecked V4 (FA Dave Nunley). An atypical Tahoe problem - beautiful steep jug haul on really good welded tuff
Point Counterpoint V1 (FA Owen Summerscales). Super clean friction slab by the water front. Like Bishop, but without the polish.
Big Whitey V1!!! (FA Owen Summerscales) Oh my.. one of my all time favourites at Loon. So freaking GOOD!! Pretty damn highball, dihedral, rounded textured comfy jug layback, clean rock... just get on this and try to resist the urge to climb all the way to the top...
Nautilus Roof V3 (FA Owen Summerscales). An awesome high foot slab move to get established, then just super fun moves over the top. Sloper jugs!!
Discworld V6 (FA Owen Summerscales). Yes its a traverse, but its a damn good one, featuring a heel-toe cam, and slopers that are really hard to hang off, enabled by just one single foot chip, and a pumpy finish. I give this all the stars.
Maybe Its Maybelline V2 (FA Owen Summerscales). Not as long as I'd like it to be, but very nice problem for its 8' or so of climbing. Great holds and heel hooks.