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Gecko Wall

Description 

This wall begins just past the 'Pratt's Crack Area' where the wall touches the creek. In the Spring, the creek crossing can be a bit tricky if the water is high, but it is usually a mellow affair.

The wall was mostly the work of Louie Anderson, and contains the heaviest concentration of 5.12's in the canyon to date. All the routes are good, with a few being exceptional. 'Atomic Gecko' is a popular local classic, as is 'Wind in the Willows', which can be done at .11d or .12d with the extension. The routes tend to be a little steeper and pumpier than most others in Sheelite CYN. The climbing features lots of sid-pulls and technical laybacking.


Getting There 

Approach from Sheila.


7 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Planetarium / Gecko Wall:
Chronic   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Atomic Gecko   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
Wind in the Willows   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Atomic Gecko 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Planetarium / Gecko Wall
This is a classic for the area and it is ON you from the start. The climbing is pretty thuggy, but there is just enough technical climbing to keep you focussing on your footwork as well. You will not be disappointed when you rope up for this one. Venture left at bolt 5 to the neighboring anchors to climb the variation known as Atomic Rage (12d)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Aug 28, 2011

This area is referred to as Gecko Wall in the Croft/Lewis guide.