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Cracked Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge T,S 
60 Minutes T,TR 
60 Seconds Over Soledad T,TR 
Bob's Cling TR 
Burn Permit S 
Camel S,TR 
Civilized Evil T,TR 
Crank You, Thank You S 
Crankin' S 
Curley Shuffle S 
Dirty Rat's Crack T 
Guide's Area TR 
Humps T 
Lama T,S,TR 
Mouse Maze T,S 
Namasté T,S 
No Permit Required S 
Only Way To Fly S,TR 
Rat Race S 
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit) TR 
Western Airlines S 
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Cracked Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

It's always shady since the trees shade it, and the TR anchors for the far left and right routes are easily found by following the worn trails around the rock.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cracked Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cracked Wall:
60 Seconds Over Soledad   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mouse Maze   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 40'   
Civilized Evil   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lama   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
Camel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
No Permit Required   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Only Way To Fly   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Burn Permit   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Humps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Western Airlines   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crank You, Thank You   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rat Race   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Crankin'   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Namasté   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 70'   
Curley Shuffle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Cracked Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Only Way 4/25/14

Only Way To Fly 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Wall
The route starts on the left side of the dark water marks and tiger stripes located in the center of cracked wall. It follows the somewhat odd shaped crack up the wall and then traverses left to the anchors once the wall stops overhanging. It is a fun lead and the re-bolting now offers the possibility of top roping both Curly's Shuffle and Western Airlines. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Cracked Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cracked Routes 2 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes 2 of 3
Rock Climbing Photo: A photo montage of the center area of Cracked Wall...
BETA PHOTO: A photo montage of the center area of Cracked Wall...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right Side of Cracked Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Right Side of Cracked Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bryson, age 2-1/2 years, enjoys the excellent clim...
Bryson, age 2-1/2 years, enjoys the excellent clim...
Rock Climbing Photo: Here's a photo montage of the area around Camel (f...
BETA PHOTO: Here's a photo montage of the area around Camel (f...
Rock Climbing Photo: The furthest right side of Cracked Wall (or most N...
BETA PHOTO: The furthest right side of Cracked Wall (or most N...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cracked Routes - 1 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes - 1 of 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Cracked Wall lies in the trees, just off the main ...
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Wall lies in the trees, just off the main ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cracked 3 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Cracked 3 of 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Side of Cracked Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Left Side of Cracked Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through...
Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through...

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By Slater
Jul 10, 2009
I was just told by Ken Klis, who heard it from Blazer (who climbs at Cracked Wall a lot!) that there has been tons of chipping going on at Cracked Wall recently. Does anyone know anything about it? He said it was mainly at the crux of the routes. This totally sucks!!!!
By John Dalbey
Jul 14, 2009
I was climbing on P-Wall on Tuesday July 7 around noon and heard what sounded like hammering on rock and then a power tool. My partner didn't
hear it so I didn't investigate. Perhaps what I heard was chipping on Cracked Wall.
By Sean P. Sullivan
From: Morro Bay, California
Feb 2, 2015
Does anyone know if there an anchor for Farewell to Arms? I know its not much of a climb but using it as a way up cracked wall via 60 seconds, and on to Owl Perch it could be useful.
By MonikaM.
From: san diego, ca
Sep 23, 2015
On Sunday, September 6th (Labor Day weekend) I was climbing here with a few friends. I believe I left my beloved Native sunglasses at this crag by the oak tree. They have black plastic frames with removable blue lenses. on the top part of the frame my phone number has been etched in.

Please message me if you happened upon them.

This post will only be temporary. And I will post under forums too.
Thanks, Monika M.

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