Great Wall of China Rock Climbing
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China Wall in the afternoon, Solarium area on the ...
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.
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',19],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Great Wall of China
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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'
Tsing Tao 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 100'
Peking Duck 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Cornercopia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
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'
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
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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
A section of the 'Great Wall of China'
A nice 5.8 on the far right side of the Great Wall...
The Great Wall on a busy October day.
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Climbing on The Great Wall of China. Photo by Blit...
A typical Saturday at the very featured China Wall
By Max McKinnon
From: San Jose, CA
May 31, 2016
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.