Gong Show Wall Rock Climbing
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Mary Devore coming up on the crux of Wages of Skin...
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. This area doesn't go into the shade till about 1pm in the summer and can be very hot on hot summer days in the morning.
Drive 4.5 miles to the Big Meadow campground and park (Please park on the road). Find your way across the stream and follow the climbers trail up the stream until it turns right and goes uphill. You should be able to find a use trail most of the way to the Crag. The trail ends just below Gong Show. Don't start up the hill until you find a good use trail.
Weather station 16.1 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Gong Show Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gong Show Wall:
Sideshow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 100'
D.M.Z. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
He She 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 130'
Freakshow 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Gong Show Wall
Wages of Skin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 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
First pitch of Main Attraction.
Gong Show Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: An overview of Gong Show Crag.
BETA PHOTO: Gong Show Crag, from further west along with road.
BETA PHOTO: Gong Show Crag, as seen from the road opposite the...
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 8, 2013
Years ago, followed the "walk off" advice of the old orange Bishop Area Rock Climbs guide and got into all kinds of trouble.
By David Enloe
Jul 18, 2014
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