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Discovery Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Between a Rock and a Hard Place S 
Big Pucker, The T,S 
Broken Arrow S 
Buffalo Soldier T 
Bye-Bye Fly-By T,TR 
Cleft, The T 
Cosmos S 
Dead Bird Crack T 
Entrance T,S 
Fat Lips T,S 
Fly By T,S,TR 
Holiday Ordeal TR 
Jorgie's Crack T 
Lithium S 
Lost Horizons T 
Mammary Pump S 
Melvin S 
Nailbox Crack T 
Ordeal T 
Pistol Whipped S 
Plague T,S 
Portent T,TR 
Power Point S 
Racing Stripes T,S 
Stupendous Man T 
Swallow Crack T,S 
Trauma T 
Trial S 
Verdict (direct), The S 
Wet Kiss, The S,TR 

Discovery Wall  


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Description 

Discovery Wall is one of the major formations in the Eastern District. There a variety of climbs and climbing styles available from WAY trad climbs like "The Embarassment of Rich's" to way sport climbs like "Stupendous Man" (though an optional piece down low is helpful).

Getting There 

There are two ways to reach Discovery Wall when approaching from the Eastern District parking lot. 1. Go up the trail and at the first fork go right until you hit the very right end of Discovery Wall at a large roof feature (The Roof). 2. Follow the trail to the left veering right at the "Bat" Gate Closure for the caves trail. When it appears you will start switchbacking you have two options. Most hikers end up walking to the right because they are unfamiliar with the trail that otherwise heads sharp back left to the Reservoir. To hit the middle of the wall go right. To hit the left end of the wall go sharp back left toward the Grotto feature. After 20 feet head back right along the wall squeezing between a rock and the wall being careful to avoid poison oak near the base.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.3 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',8],['5.11',9],['5.12',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Discovery Wall:
Portent   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'   
Swallow Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nailbox Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lost Horizons   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ordeal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Wet Kiss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Jorgie's Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Stupendous Man   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Big Pucker   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Between a Rock and a Hard Place   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Verdict (direct)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cosmos   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Power Point   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Eddie trying not to pump out on The Verdict

The Verdict (direct) 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Discovery Wall
The official crux is someplace within the first 30 feet or so, but the beauty of the climb lies in its sustained and slightly overhanging nature. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Brian Utterback nears the top of the classic line ...
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Discovery Wall photo by Tom Slater slatervision.co...
Brian Utterback on the final moves of The Ordeal 5...
Brian Utterback on the final moves of The Ordeal 5...
Tom Slater about to finish Portent 5.6***, Discove...
Tom Slater about to finish Portent 5.6***, Discove...

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