Mad Cow Wall Rock Climbing
The Mad Cow Wall as seen from the trail.
Around and right from Coyote Crag
is this small, east-facing wall sitting above the trail from Coyote Crag to Motherlode Rock. It's location makes it very easy to walk past the wall without even realizing there are climbs to be done here. Due to the scrambling needed to reach the base this isn't the best place for young children or pets. Morning sun and afternoon shade.
Climbs here are on the shorter side, but fun nonethless with Wild Kingdom
(5.10a), Down with the Herd
(5.10d) and March of Dimes
(5.11a) being among the best. Most of the anchors on this wall are set back a bit from the edge, making rappelling off instead of lowering a good idea to spare your rope any undue abrasion.
Routes listed from left to right: Branding Iron
(5.10a) Black Angus
(5.10a) March of Dimes
(5.11a) Wild Kingdom
(5.10b) Bovine Eyes
(5.11a TR) Down with the Herd
There are two ways to reach this wall - scramble up a rocky gully just right of the climb Eight Second Ride
or by scrambling up ledges near the right side of the wall which lies just around and left from Skyy Slab
. The crag sits up high, making it very easy to walk under without even noticing it.
Climbing Season For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Mad Cow Wall
Wild Kingdom 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : Mad Cow Wall
Wild Kingdom ascends the right side of the main face of Mad Cow Wall at at a sideways Y crack, just left of the obvious bulge.The first bolt is clipped before starting the climb and wont keep you off the deck, but it will keep you from tumbling another 20 down the 4th class slab. Once on the route, climb the cracks and small features on the face. The crux comes leaving the arching crack, maneuvering past small holds to the upper horizontal. After clipping the last bolt, a few more nice face ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Tom D at the finish of Down with the Herd