Main Wall Rock Climbing
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Looking over towards the Main Wall from the East W...
This the largest formation at the Leap at 500ft. For a long day, you can link a route on the lower buttress to a multi-pitch climb on the main wall. The classic climbs on this wall include Corrugation Corner 5.7, Traveler Buttress 5.9, Hospital Corner 5.10a, and Tombstone Terror 5.10c. For information on getting to an Alcove where you can then climb the excellent climbs: 2nd pitch of "North Country", 2nd Pitch of "North Face", "Absolutely Brilliant", "Dragon Back" and a 5.9 Off Width See the Beta Picture below.
You can climb a route on the lower buttress or follow the trail along the right side of the buttress to the base.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['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:
Dragon Back 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Purple Haze 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Boot Hill 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
R.I.P. 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 60'
Featured Route For Main Wall
Traveler Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : Main Wall
The crux of this route is the notorious offwidth second pitch. It can be well protected with a #4 Camalot placed deep in the crack. Most parties prefer two #4s though I have led it safely with one #3. The first pitch starts down on the Tombstone ledge and is a 5.7 serrated crack that has a short flaring 5.8 crux up high. Careful on the crux, it comes just above an ankle crushing ledge.The second pitches O.W. is rewarded by one of the best hand cracks at the Leap. The third pitc...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Main Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: The main wall...
BETA PHOTO: Traveler's Buttress.
BETA PHOTO: Information on the fabulous climbing of 2nd pitch ...
From: Oakland CA
Jun 11, 2008
that L to R list is correct, except that Absolutely Billy is to the right of Yankee Dog.
Also, it might be worthwhile to add another area, Tombstone Ledge? RIP, Tombstone Terror, Silly Willy Crack, and Boothill are all down there, as is P1 of Travellers.
Thanks for cleaning this up!
Also, Vanishing Point, Craven Image and 3rd Stone from the Sun are on the West Wall.
By Mr. Hummus
From: SLC, Utah
Jun 13, 2013
What direction is the Main wall facing? I'll be there in mid July and I am sure we will be chasing shade. Just hoping to plan out what we will be able to climb in the shade and when. Thanks!!
By John Robinson
From: Elk Grove, ca
Jun 30, 2014
Mr Hummus: You will get sun around 1 pm