Sunday Matinee Wall Rock Climbing
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Sunday Matinee-Spring. Photo bt Blitzo.
This area is the western end of the Corridors and faces west. There are about 20 short, decomposing, very well bolted and fun sport routes. My guess is the cliff is 30 feet tall and fixed anchors to lower off are always nearby.
The majority of routes are steep technical face climbing, think fat edging between crimps on just less than vertical rock. Despite the rain of choss that will be coming down from the leader, the tight bolt spacing and fun moves could make up for it.
The cracks did not seem worth the effort, but they may improve with time.
These routes are in a rapid state of evolution and you can expect ratings to vary greatly over time.
This area is the west side of the Corridors, in the Cattle Pocket basin of Movie Flat Road. The best approach is to park at the east end of the Corridors on the NORTH side of the dry creek bed and follow a short, well marked trail west.
Weather station 14.0 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
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5.10a route on Sunday Matinee Wall
Sunday Matinee Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rough rock at the Sunday Matinee Wall
The wall, shot from the southwest side.
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Sunday Matinee Wall from the Northwest. Photo by B...
Cory on a 5.9 at the Sunday Matinee Wall
From: Boise, ID
Apr 26, 2010
Ditto on the eye protection for the belayer. These routes somehow manage to combine really fun moves with mucho choss.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Dec 30, 2013
I only did four routes here, but three of them had very odd conclusions; it seemed like I'd clip the final anchors then pull another move. So, while I understand that the anchors are placed optimally to allow the rope to run, I felt kinda robbed at the end.
5 days ago
I did five routes.
All very interesting worthwhile climbing.
Wall close to vertical.
All had more abrasive rock than the (fun) (less-than-vertical) slab areas at Alabama Hills I've climbed.
All five way seemed to me harder than the difficulty ratings in the guidebook 3rd edition.
? Mayble some holds have broken off ? or some of more positive edges are missing ?
since the grades were assigned years previously?
A little thing broke off while I was climbing (and it had not rained recently).
Maybe people feel that short routes ought to have lower diffculty ratings?
Or maybe that Alabama Hills is supposed to be an "easier" climbing area?