A fun route to hop on, if you are already planning on heading out to the area. The more popular climb "The Haj"(5.9),shares an anchor with this route. "The route to Mecca" starts 10 feet or so left of "Sir Climbalot"(5.7PG)and"The Haj"(5.9). Climb the short,left facing corner,then pull up over the well protected bulge(crux)continuing to climb the fun, left facing corner/crack that will exit onto a couple of ledges. Scramble up the ledges(watch out for the barrel cactus)to a bolted communal anchor on a nice sized ledge. Rappel with one 60 meter rope.
my second trad lead climb!! great protection- and in need of some real anchors!!
By Alex Ethier Jul 16, 2012 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b R
This route is in serious need of an anchor!!! Current anchor situation is rather dodgy. The anchor itself is fine but the traverse from route to Mecca to the anchor is sketchy.
By Keithb00ne From: Las Vegas, NV Oct 3, 2013 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
There is an anchor directly above 'The Route to Mecca'. It is on a verticle wall above the barrel cactus. This is not shown in some guidebooks. The quality of the anchors isn't great. There are no hangars, quicklinks or rap rings and the chain links are small. It is a chain directly bolted to the rock. The hardware needs to be upgraded, but I wouldn't worry about it too much. The stance at the anchor is practically flat.
By Keithb00ne From: Las Vegas, NV Oct 4, 2013 rating: 5.75a15V+13MVS 4b
Yesterday two new quicklinks were added to the chains to make the anchors and cleaning a little easier. I also left a #12 BD stopper on the wall (stuck). I would like to have it back.