Cracked Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Wall "Select" showing A-Camel (5...
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.
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.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
21 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cracked Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cracked Wall:
Mouse Maze 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, Sport, 40'
Camel 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Lama 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
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
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'
Featured Route For Cracked Wall
Lama 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 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
BETA PHOTO: Cracked 3 of 3
BETA PHOTO: A photo montage of the center area of Cracked Wall...
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes - 1 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Here's a photo montage of the area around Camel (f...
Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through...
BETA PHOTO: The furthest right side of Cracked Wall (or most N...
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Wall lies in the trees, just off the main ...
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes 2 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Left Side of Cracked Wall.
Bryson, age 2-1/2 years, enjoys the excellent clim...
BETA PHOTO: Right Side of Cracked Wall.
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.
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.