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Shared By: mungeclimber on Dec 16, 2002 with improvements by Tommy D
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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.

36 Total Climbs

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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
 137
Portent
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
Swallow Crack
Trad, Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 34
The Cleft
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 107
Ordeal
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 165
The Wet Kiss
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Jorgie's Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 103
Stupendous Man
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 44
The Big Pucker
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Buffalo Soldier
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
Broken Arrow
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Cosmos
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
The Verdict (direct)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
Lithium
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 25
Power Point
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Portent
 137
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, TR
Swallow Crack
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport
The Cleft
 34
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ordeal
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Wet Kiss
 165
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Jorgie's Crack
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Stupendous Man
 103
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Big Pucker
 44
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Sport
Buffalo Soldier
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Broken Arrow
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Between a Rock and a Hard P…
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cosmos
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Verdict (direct)
 81
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lithium
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Power Point
 25
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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