Alan Nelson using a ground-down hook on a clean, h...
From the kiosk at the second climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks to the base of the main wall.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
52 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
The Owl 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Mariah 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Rock On 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 30'
Empathy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 40'
Escapade 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
The Wasp 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Trapeze 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The Thumb 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Featured Route For Main Wall
The Wasp 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Main Wall
Powerful moves low down make up the crux of this route. The Wasp has a lot of variety from slick slab to layback to finger crack to roof crack. A lot of stances break up the hard moves making it not too pumpy but the crux moves require power and good technique. It's also good clean aid practice....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Mission Gorge, Main Wall.
By Brad W
From: San Diego
Apr 5, 2012
One of the two hooks/carabiners atop Crack of Dust is pretty worn through--about 50% due to rope grooving. I don't know at what point it should be replaced, but please try not to TR off fixed hardware. Using two quickdraws is nearly as fast and will make the anchor last longer.
In fact, I don't really understand the hooks being there anyway...usually more of a sport climbing thing and seems pretty unique for MG.
By Ross Watson III
Mar 14, 2016
Can someone tell me what route that is, just to the right of the trees, almost center of the picture. The crack.
Left side of main wall...crack....what route??