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Routes in Main Wall

Absorbine Junior TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Blocks Direct, The T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Blocks, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Buckwheat S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Caterpillar T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cave Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chicken fart T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cornered TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crack of Dust T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Empathy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond) S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Exit Stage Left T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Exit Stage Right / The L Word T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
False Mission Gorge Traverse. 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4
Fingerrip T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gallwas Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
General Dynamics T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Handyman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hangman's Climb S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hidden Wall TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Intrinsic Value TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Knob Job TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Knob Job Bypass T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4
Laundry Chute T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Overture TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lilley's Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mariah T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Master of Defeet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mickey Finn S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Misbegotten C3+
Mission Gorge Traverse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mission Impossible S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Never Intended S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nutcracker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Obverse from the Gap S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Owl, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Perception of Buzzy Fuzzy Pelt, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prime Directive T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Quack of Ducks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Quantum Leap S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rectum Roof T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rock On T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rock On Right S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sierra Club Chimney T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Suzie's Wild Ride S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sympathy T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thumb Aid Climb, The C2
Thumb, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Trapeze T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Unnatural Act TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wallflower TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wasp, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Description

The Main Area wall includes such great climbs as Mariah, Suzie's Wild Ride, Crack of Dust, Escapade, Empathy, and the Gorge's longest climb the Mission Gorge Traverse.

Getting There

From the kiosk at the second climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks to the base of the main wall.

52 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main 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
 107
Crack of Dust
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Mission Gorge Traverse
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
The Owl
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 172
Suzie's Wild Ride
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 38
Gallwas Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Quack of Ducks
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Hangman's Climb
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Mariah
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Rock On
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Empathy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Never Intended
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond)
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Quantum Leap
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
The Wasp
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
The Thumb
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crack of Dust
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mission Gorge Traverse
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Owl
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Suzie's Wild Ride
 172
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Gallwas Crack
 38
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quack of Ducks
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hangman's Climb
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Mariah
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Rock On
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Empathy
 48
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Never Intended
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond)
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Quantum Leap
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Wasp
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Thumb
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Can someone tell me what route that is, just to the right of the trees, almost center of the picture. The crack.

Thanks guys!

Mar 14, 2016
Luke S  
A Google search for Mission Gorge Topo provides a great PDF guide Jan 2, 2018

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