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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, except for 'Bubonic', which is a pile. 'Atomic Gecko' and its associated link-ups are all classic, as is 'Wind in the Willows', which can be done at soft .12a or .12d with the extension.

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Approach from Sheila.

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

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The crux traverse right, on bad footholds.

Biohazard 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Planetarium Wall
This route is between Atomic Gecko and a small recess to the right. The climb is gently overhanging from beginning to end. Climb on good holds past the first few bolts, then make a big reach right (a big wingspan helps). Transfer over into this other crack and make some strenuous liebacking past another bolt before getting a rest. A short section of easier climbing leads to the anchor.This climb would get more stars if it were longer....[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.