The central area is a very beautiful area with a good 5.9 warm-up and some stiff moderate routes. This has a few classics but not as much as the left side. The classics here are: Dark Special 5.10a, Jumping Jack Flash 5.10b, Light special 5.10c, 38 special 5.10c, Amazing Grace 5.11b, and Peyote Pump 5.11b.
From the left side you hike up to Gasoline ally then turn the corner and you will see the main area. It is so beautiful.
Browse More Classics in Central Area
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Area:
Malcolm's Route 5.9 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Dark Special 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch
Jumping Jack Flash 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch
38 Special 5.10c Sport, 1 pitch
Light Special 5.10c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
Peyote Pump 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch
Amazing Grace 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Central Area
This near vertical route is super thin and very balancy with a very tricky sequence in the middle. This is not for the faintest of heart. If you have just started leading 5.11+ this is not a route for you. But if you are comfortable leading 5.11+ then go ahead and try it. If it wasn't for the gear anchor this would get more attention. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA