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Wreckage Wall Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis is another fine addition to the growing number of cleanedsport walls at Auburn. You will find slabs, aretes, funkyfeatures and overhangs in this 50 foot wall. Someday there mayeven be some second pitches above the newly developed lowersection. There are currently 11 climbs of very varieddifficulty, from 5.7 - 5.12, with a few projects that are harderthan that.
There is a large chossy bulge in the middle of The Wreckage Wall,and this rock sits on both sides of that bulge, with a routegoing directly through the middle just for good measure.
This wall cooks in the sun on a warm summer afternoon, but whenit's not 110 degrees on the rock, the climbing is quite pleasant.All routes lower off of top anchors.
Access Notes Details
The open climbing areas are right next to a dangerous active quarry, so regardless of what you read on the internets, respect whatever "closed" signs you find on your visit. CRAGS and the Access Fund are beginning new projects to help improve access to Cave Valley. You can communicate access issues directly at CRAGS’ Cave Valley page norcalcrags.org/crags/cavev….
The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid Details
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502 for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wreckage Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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