Mission Gorge, Main Wall.
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',24],['2 Stars',22],['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'
Nutcracker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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
Mission Gorge Traverse 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: San Diego County
: ... : Main Wall
A very unique experience in the heart of Mision Gorge. Traverse along the top of the Main Wall. We did left to right but it probably goes well both ways. Decent hand jams in a horizontal crack that splits the entire main wall. Feet tend to be greasy as usual at the Gorge. Many awkward moves throughout the climb but no real show stoppers. The holds just open up right when you need them. Make sure to protect your second! Only follow this route if you would also feel comfortable leading it....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Alan Nelson using a ground-down hook on a clean, h...
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??