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Routes in Discovery Wall

Between a Rock and a Hard Place S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Big Pucker, The T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Broken Arrow S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Broken Arrow (Direct) S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Buffalo Soldier T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bye-Bye Fly-By T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Cleft, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cosmos S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dead Bird Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Entrance T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fat Lips T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fly By T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holiday Ordeal TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jorgie's Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lithium S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lost Horizons T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mammary Pump S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Melvin S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nailbox Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ordeal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pistol Whipped S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Plague T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Portent T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Power Point S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Racing Stripes T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Straight Up T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Stupendous Man T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Swallow Crack T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Trauma T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Trial S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Verdict (direct), The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wet Kiss, The S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Discovery Wall is one of the major formations in the Eastern District. There a variety of climbs and climbing styles available from WAY trad climbs like "The Embarassment of Rich's" to way sport climbs like "Stupendous Man" (though an optional piece down low is helpful).

Getting There

There are two ways to reach Discovery Wall when approaching from the Eastern District parking lot. 1. Go up the trail and at the first fork go right until you hit the very right end of Discovery Wall at a large roof feature (The Roof). 2. Follow the trail to the left veering right at the "Bat" Gate Closure for the caves trail. When it appears you will start switchbacking you have two options. Most hikers end up walking to the right because they are unfamiliar with the trail that otherwise heads sharp back left to the Reservoir. To hit the middle of the wall go right. To hit the left end of the wall go sharp back left toward the Grotto feature. After 20 feet head back right along the wall squeezing between a rock and the wall being careful to avoid poison oak near the base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Discovery Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 116
Portent
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 80
Swallow Crack
Trad, Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 25
The Cleft
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Ordeal
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Nailbox Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 132
The Wet Kiss
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Jorgie's Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 86
Stupendous Man
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 38
The Big Pucker
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Broken Arrow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Buffalo Soldier
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Cosmos
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
The Verdict (direct)
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 22
Power Point
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Portent
 116
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, TR
Swallow Crack
 80
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
The Cleft
 25
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ordeal
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nailbox Crack
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Wet Kiss
 132
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Jorgie's Crack
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Stupendous Man
 86
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Big Pucker
 38
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Sport
Broken Arrow
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Between a Rock and a Hard P…
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Buffalo Soldier
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cosmos
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Verdict (direct)
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Power Point
 22
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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