Elevation: 926 ft
GPS: 35.302, -120.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 11, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, 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
 123
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AKA Dea…
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 77
Mouse Maze
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
Trad, Sport 9 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 66
Civilized Evil
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 103
Camel
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
No Permit Required
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Only Way To Fly
Sport, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 55
Llama
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Burn Permit
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Humps
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Western Airlines
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 17
Rat Race
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Namasté
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Crankin'
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AK…
 123
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mouse Maze
 77
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Sport
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 9 pitches
Civilized Evil
 66
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Camel
 103
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
No Permit Required
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Only Way To Fly
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Llama
 55
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Burn Permit
 17
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Humps
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Western Airlines
 42
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Rat Race
 17
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Sport
Namasté
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Crankin'
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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