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L to R R to L Alpha
Absorbine Junior TR 
Blocks Direct, The T 
Blocks, The T,TR 
Buckwheat S 
Caterpillar T,S 
Cave Crack T,TR 
Chicken fart T 
Cornered TR 
Crack of Dust T 
Empathy S 
Escapade S,TR 
Exit Stage Left T,TR 
Exit Stage Right / The L Word T 
False Mission Gorge Traverse.  
Fingerrip T 
Gallwas Crack T 
General Dynamics T,S 
Handyman  T 
Hangman's Climb S,TR 
Hidden Wall TR 
Intrinsic Value TR 
Knob Job TR 
Knob Job Bypass  T,TR 
Laundry Chute T 
Left Overture TR 
Lilley's Delight T 
Mariah T,TR 
Master of Defeet S 
Mickey Finn S 
Misbegotten 
Mission Gorge Traverse T 
Mission Impossible S 
Never Intended S 
Nutcracker T 
Obverse from the Gap S 
Owl, The T 
Perception of Buzzy Fuzzy Pelt, The T 
Prime Directive T,S 
Quack of Ducks T 
Quantum Leap S 
Rectum Roof T 
Rock On T,S 
Rock On Right S 
Sierra Club Chimney T,TR 
Suzie's Wild Ride S 
Sympathy T 
Thumb Aid Climb, The 
Thumb, The S 
Trapeze T 
Unnatural Act TR 
Wallflower TR 
Wasp, The T 

Main Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Main Area wall includes such great climbs as Mariah, Suzie's Wild Ride, Crack of Dust, Escapade, Empathy, and the Gorge's longest climb the Mission Gorge Traverse.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',8],['5.9',9],['5.10',17],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Mission Gorge Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Owl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Crack of Dust   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quack of Ducks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 40'   
Gallwas Crack   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'   
Hangman's Climb   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Knob Job Bypass    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4     Trad, TR, Boulder, 30'   
Rock On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Empathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Never Intended   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Prime Directive   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Escapade   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
General Dynamics   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
The Wasp   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quantum Leap   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Trapeze   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Obverse from the Gap   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Thumb   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Oscar pulling hard on General Dynamics.

General Dynamics 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall
A roof which requires quite a bit of power to pull through leads to a ledge, then more delicate moves up a flare....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mission Gorge, Main Wall.
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By Brad W
From: San Diego
Apr 5, 2012
CONDITION REPORT 
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.

Thanks guys!

Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of main wall...crack....what route??
Left side of main wall...crack....what route??

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