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Elevation: 926 ft 282 m
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 Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

28 Total Climbs

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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
 153
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AKA Dea…
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 105
Mouse Maze
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
Trad 9 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 87
Civilized Evil
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 141
Camel
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
No Permit Required
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Only Way To Fly
Sport, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 71
Llama
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Burn Permit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Western Airlines
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Lord Fresno
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Namasté
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Crankin'
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Curley Shuffle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
60 Seconds Over Soledad (AK…
 153
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mouse Maze
 105
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, Sport
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Civilized Evil
 87
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Camel
 141
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
No Permit Required
 33
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Only Way To Fly
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Llama
 71
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Burn Permit
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Western Airlines
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lord Fresno
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Namasté
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Crankin'
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Curley Shuffle
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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