Center Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Center Wall
|All Guns Blazing S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Big Chief Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bird of Prey S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Blazing Buckets S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Early Bird TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Eat the Worm S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Flamethrower S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Force Feed S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Funambulist S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Green Hornet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Head Rush S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Killer Bee S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lost Souls S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Mohawk S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Mud Falcon S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Mud Shark S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Peace Dance S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Peace Pipe S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Pow Wow S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Raindance S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Route Stealers From Hell S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Running Bull S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R|
|Scalper S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Toilet Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Too Light to Wait S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Totally Chawsome S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Trail of Tears S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Travail Buttress S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Wampum S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|War Paint S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|War Path S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Wicked Quickie S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Witch Doctor S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|GPS:||39.245, -120.203 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Oct 8, 2002|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe Big Chief Center Wall is just that: it's big. It's basalt, and it contains many climbs for climbers of all abilities (5.7 - 5.13+). Most of the climbs are sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.12 range on primarily overhung rock.
Most routes ascend only one pitch, though there are also a few 2 pitch routes as the top of the main rock, which peaks out at over 200 feet. It does seem that several routes could be added to the higher section of the rock.
Facing mostly east, you will find most routes in the sun for most of the day, though there will be some refuge in the later afternoon. There is also refuge in the cave, where the climbing routes get extremely overhung, tough, and short.
Getting ThereApproach time: 15 - 30 minutes.
From the parking lot, head down the main path to the west, which consists of a former gravel road that has large trees cast through the center of it at the parking lot to ensure that people can no longer drive to the former lot.
After .6 miles of gentle dirt road, you will come to the former lot. From here head uphill for about 50 vertical feet on the narrowing trail to a fork. At the fork, you should head right, and this will take you up to the north pass.
From the north pass, hang a left around the rock, and this will take you into the center wall area. The first bolted route you will see is called Eye of the Beholder (5.11c). Continue another 50 yards downhill to the main cave area, and more routes are further along.
Classic Climbing Routes at Center Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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