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This is the main cragging destination by droves on the weekends. You will find one 5.6 crack and a lot of 5.10 and above face climbs that are top-ropable here. Mostly sport, some routes require pro to lead. Enough routes to last you a good day, and plenty of fun projects to spend some time on. Check out Camel, Lama, Western Airlines, Curly Shuffle, and Only Way to Fly.
From the entrance to Bishop Peak hiking area, follow the trail markers indicating Bishop Peak trail. You should head up and then left into the trees. From there, you'll find a post that shows where the climber trail breaks off. This is basically Approaches for Dummies.
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60 Seconds Over Soledad 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Mouse Maze 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Sport, 40'
Civilized Evil 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Camel 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Lama 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
No Permit Required 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Only Way To Fly 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Burn Permit 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Crank You, Thank You 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Western Airlines 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Rat Race 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a R Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Crankin' 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Curley Shuffle 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Lama 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall
Start 6' to the right of a large oak tree at the far right end of the Cracked Wall, directly below 2 bolts. An alternate, significantly easier start, traverses in from 8' to the right of the direct start. Climb the slabby face past several shallow, finger pockets up to twin horizontal cracks and your first gear. Work left along the ramp to clip the first bolt. Continue up into dish, clip second and final bolt, and continue up past a horizontal seam to roof and a good gear placement. Pull th...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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