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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 


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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


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- 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'   
Mandarin Orange   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'   
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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Cornercopia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Great Wall of China
Two pitch route with the first pitch rated at 5.10a and the second pitch rated at 5.11b.The first pitch climbs next to a crack and is about 90 feet or so. The second pitch is a steep dihedral and is beautiful. The crux is getting out of a small overhanging section after clipping the third bolt. The climb gets easier up top, where good stemming is required.Note: The second pitch enters the corner directly above the first pitch anchors. The route does not climb the overhanging arete to the left of...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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A typical Saturday at the very featured China Wall
A typical Saturday at the very featured China Wall
A nice 5.8 on the far right side of the Great Wall of China
A nice 5.8 on the far right side of the Great Wall...
Climbing on The Great Wall of China. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing on The Great Wall of China.
Photo by Blit...
The Great Wall on a busy October day.
The Great Wall on a busy October day.
Great Wall of China in Profile, viewed from The Solarium.
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A section of the 'Great Wall of China'
A section of the 'Great Wall of China'
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