Elevation: 586 ft
GPS: 32.827, -117.051 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Jan 25, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

53 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
 114
Crack of Dust
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
Mission Gorge Traverse
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
The Owl
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 182
Suzie's Wild Ride
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Gallwas Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Nutcracker
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Fingerrip
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Quack of Ducks
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 50
Mariah
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 77
Hangman's Climb
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Rock On
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Empathy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Never Intended
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond)
Sport, TR
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
The Thumb
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crack of Dust
 114
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mission Gorge Traverse
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Owl
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Suzie's Wild Ride
 182
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Gallwas Crack
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nutcracker
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fingerrip
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Quack of Ducks
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mariah
 50
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Hangman's Climb
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Rock On
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Empathy
 52
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Never Intended
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond)
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
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