Elevation: 866 ft
GPS: 38.916, -121.014 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jan 20, 2003 with improvements by Gordy Ainsleigh
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Partial closure, spring and summer 2019 Details
Access Issue: The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details

Description

This colorful and featured limestone rock lives up to it's name. The rock was ground down by some sort of mining, and now contains many features that are definately not natural. Provided that you get over that, some of the routes on this wall are quite fun!

Ranging in height from 40 feet to 70 feet, there are routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11, most of them sustained. All routes are bolted, but if you enjoy cheating death, you can also lead many of the limestone routes using protection. Some of the rock is still quite loose, so double and triple check any and all placements.

Getting There

Estimated time from the parking lot: 20 minutes.

From the entrance to the Auburn Cliffs Valley, this is the rock on your immediate left that looks like it's been devoured by a huge machine.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scale Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 163
M+M
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 114
Scooby Snacks
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 99
Gold Dusty
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 117
Booty Crack
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 130
Scale Wall
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Rainy Daze
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
M+M
 163
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Scooby Snacks
 114
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Gold Dusty
 99
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Booty Crack
 117
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Scale Wall
 130
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rainy Daze
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
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Routes Mostly Face: West
Sunny Roughly 2pm to 6pm during high season
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