Elevation: 926 ft
GPS: 35.30227, -120.69427
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Shared By: Kristin McNamara Horowitz on Jan 11, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This is the main cragging destination by droves on the weekends. You will find one 5.6 crack and a lot of 5.10 and above face climbs that are top-ropable here. Mostly sport, some routes require pro to lead. Enough routes to last you a good day, and plenty of fun projects to spend some time on. Check out Camel, Lama, Western Airlines, Curly Shuffle, and Only Way to Fly.

It's always shady since the trees shade it, and the TR anchors for the far left and right routes are easily found by following the worn trails around the rock.

Getting There

From the entrance to Bishop Peak hiking area, follow the trail markers indicating Bishop Peak trail. You should head up and then left into the trees. From there, you'll find a post that shows where the climber trail breaks off. This is basically Approaches for Dummies.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cracked Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 144
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AKA Dea…
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 95
Mouse Maze
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
Trad 9 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
Civilized Evil
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 130
Camel
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
No Permit Required
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 89
Only Way To Fly
Sport, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 66
Llama
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Burn Permit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 55
Western Airlines
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Lord Fresno
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 20
Rat Race
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
Namasté
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Curley Shuffle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AK…
 144
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mouse Maze
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, Sport
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Civilized Evil
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Camel
 130
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
No Permit Required
 26
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Only Way To Fly
 89
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Llama
 66
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Burn Permit
 24
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Western Airlines
 55
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lord Fresno
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Rat Race
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Sport
Namasté
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Curley Shuffle
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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