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An excellent crag that can be discerned by the multiple roofs that lace it. The large roof on the left that is split by a hand crack/ OW is the cliffs namesake, the Gong Show.
Drive 4.5 miles to the Big Meadow campground and park. Find your way across the stream and a climbers trail will lead you up to a talus scramble.
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Main Attraction 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Overexposure 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
D.M.Z. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Sideshow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 100'
He She 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 130'
Tripping Old Birds 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 130'
Eavesdropping 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Wages of Skin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 80'
Social Climber 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Switch Hitter 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 120'
Anything Goes 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
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Wages of Skin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Gong Show Wall
Once you scramble up a 3rd class ramp, negotiate the menacing off-width above by, well, staying to the left and bypassing it altogether. After a few scrambly moves (5.9/5.10ish), step ACROSS the off-width to your right, then face climb excellent rock past a couple bolts, then turn the lip onto some edgy slab. Gain the crack--which is now on your left--then charge up a slammer handcrack till the crack abruptly angles right into a traversing finger crack (the crux) with nothing but glacial polish ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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