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Aurora 
Beijing 
Beijing Extension (11c 35m/12b 40m) 
Child of Light 
China Doll 
Confusing Confucius 
Cornercopia 
Corona 
Enter the Dragon 
Fortune Cookie 
Geisha Girl 
Ghengis Khan 
Go For The Gold 
Happy Ending (Geisha Girl Extension) 
Heart of the Sun 
Kung Pao 
Mandarin Orange 
Osama bin Gotten 
Peking Duck 
Shogun 
Tiananmen Square 
Tsing Tao 
Tsunami 
Wrath of Khan 
Yellow Peril 
Yellow Streak 

Great Wall of China 


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Description 

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.

As far as the climbing goes, the Great Wall has among the most routes of any area in the Gorge as well as one of the highest concentrations of .8's and .9's (which see a lot of activity/abuse and are becoming polished) though there are also a lot of worthwhile 10's and 11s. In my opinion, the are no super-classics on the Great Wall w/ the possible exception of Aurora (I'll never know).

There is an outhouse a little bit upstream and across the river.


Getting There 

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.


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',9],['5.12',1],['5.13',3],['>=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 Great Wall of China:
China Doll   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Child of Light   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Heart of the Sun   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tsing Tao   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 100'   
Tiananmen Square   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Yellow Peril   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Confusing Confucius   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Peking Duck   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cornercopia   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Mandarin Orange   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ghengis Khan   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wrath of Khan   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Tsunami   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Geisha Girl   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Yellow Streak   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
Aurora   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 100'   
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The headwall on Aurora

Aurora 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 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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