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The Big Chief Center Wall is just that: it's big. It's basalt, and it contains many climbs for climbers of all abilities (5.7 - 5.13+). Most of the climbs are sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.12 range on primarily overhung rock.
Approach time: 15 - 30 minutes.
27 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Center Wall:
War Path 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
War Paint 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Route Stealers From Hell 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Too Light to Wait 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 30'
Mohawk 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Killer Bee 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Flamethrower 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Headrush 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Big Chief Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Pow Wow 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Raindance 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Totally Chawsome 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
All Guns Blazing 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch
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Raindance 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Center Wall
This route is in the less overhung (comparitively) cave in the center section of the Big Chief center area. It's still really overhung, but not as much as the other overhung area about 150 feet uphill and left. This route is 5 routes to the left of War Paint (5.9), which always has people on it in the mornings. It also shares the first bolt with the overhung and very juggy Mohawk, which moves up and right, while Raindance moves straight up.Sustained overhang has an excellent section to the fi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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