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While the Warm Up Wall is more likely to see traffic at any given time, and the Pub Wall can have a higher density of climbers, overall the Great Wall of China offers the biggest scene in the Gorge. Morning shade, full afternoon sun. A broad, level bench at its base provides a comfortable hang out spot for man and beast.
The best way to get to the Great Wall is probably via the Central Gully approach. The approach from the CG parking lot takes about 20 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Wall of China:
China Doll 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Child of Light 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Heart of the Sun 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Tsing Tao 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 100'
Tiananmen Square 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Yellow Peril 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Peking Duck 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Confusing Confucius 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Ghengis Khan 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Cornercopia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Mandarin Orange 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Wrath of Khan 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Tsunami 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Geisha Girl 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Yellow Streak 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 110'
Aurora 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 100'
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Aurora 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Great Wall of China
Aurora is the awesome overhanging line on the far left side of the Great Wall of China. The route starts off with vertical climbing until you get to a small ledge that provides an awkward but decent rest. From the rest blast up the overhanging headwall with good holds. The last few moves are pumpy and a little dynamic. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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