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Submitted By: Vic Lawson on Jul 1, 2009
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Description 

The Raspberry Wall is comprised of all the continuously climbable rock south of the beginning of the Oser Wall (Bearhug Arete) and is so named after reports of abundant raspberries found near the base.

This wall has been eyed by many, but remained undeveloped for years. It wasn't until Tim Steele and Tom Helvie "rediscovered" upper Scheelite Canyon that this wall was developed. Climbing here is a joy as the rock is of good quality, compact granite. Slopers, slabs, mantles, improbable roofs, and stemming corners are abundant.

It receives plenty of sun until about 2pm. Given the friction needed to send some of the cruxes, it's probably best to wait until afternoon to visit this wall, especially in the summer. Fall and Spring should be perfect no matter the time of day. If you want to climb interesting features and get away from the crowds of Lower Scheelite Canyon come on up to the Raspberry Wall.


Getting There 

Park and approach as for other Scheelite Canyon walls. Continue past the Planetarium Wall (also known as the Gecko Wall). The trail quickly turns into a steep series of talus steps on the left side of the canyon (R.I.P. Mike Srassman). Follow this "trail in progress" up and over a hill, past a cave w/ an obvious project (as of 7-1-09) and up another, smaller talus cone. Routes are all located along the clean section of featured, rock south of the Oser Wall (Bearhug Arete)on the left side of Upper Scheelite Canyon. Look for large roof systems low off the ground. Aprox. 10-15 min walk from the Gecko Wall.


Climbing Season


4 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Raspberry Wall:
Funky Monkey   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Skynet   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Raspberry Wall
Funky Monkey

Funky Monkey 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Raspberry Wall
Pulls the blocky looking roof features in the middle of the Raspberry Wall. A unique lip encounter followed by tiered roofs leads to laybacking and slab climbing above. Go left at the top. Diverse, unique, and fun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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