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Great Wall of China

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

Great Wall of China Rock Climbing 


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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.

Climbing Season

For the Central Gorge area.

Weather station 18.4 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',4],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Great Wall of China

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Yellow Peril   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Tiananmen Square   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Confusing Confucius   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Peking Duck   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mandarin Orange   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
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'   
Beijing Extension (11c 35m/12b 40m)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Geisha Girl   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Happy Ending (Geisha Girl Extension)   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Aurora   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 100'   
Yellow Streak   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 110'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: A typical Saturday at the very featured China Wall
A typical Saturday at the very featured China Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice 5.8 on the far right side of the Great Wall...
A nice 5.8 on the far right side of the Great Wall...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on The Great Wall of China. Photo by Blit...
Climbing on The Great Wall of China. Photo by Blit...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Great Wall on a busy October day.
The Great Wall on a busy October day.
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Rock Climbing Photo: A section of the 'Great Wall of China'
A section of the 'Great Wall of China'

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By Max McKinnon
From: San Jose, CA
May 31, 2016
CONDITION REPORT 
I lent my yellow grigri, magneto carabiner, and top rope setup to another party after I lead heart of the sun. There were a lot of people there and I think another party grabbed it on mistake. After I got done on another route, my grigri and biner were missing and just my rope and anchor remained. It is marked with yellow nail polish. Please check and contact me if you accidentally grabbed it. I'll pay for shipping + $20 REI or backcountry giftcard if you return them.

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