Elevation: 7,117 ft
GPS: 34.204, -117.051 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 13, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This, the premiere crag at Keller Peak, was the original Southern California summer sport crag before the large-scale development of Williamson Rock and other areas. During it's brief heyday climbers were swarming the crag to check out the new routes, but these days it's not uncommon to be the only party at the wall even on a weekend.

The climbing here tends to be slightly overhanging with sharp crimps between sloping horizontals and can be sometimes maddening as you alternate between painful yet positive holds and smooth, rounded holds you wish had a bit more texture. Due to the angle and generally technical nature of the climbing most routes are in the 5.10-5.12 range, with a limited number of routes on either end of the difficulty scale.

Many high-quality sport climbs exist here, with Segments in Space (5.11c), Suspended Animation (5.12a), Particle Acceleration (5.12a), and Orange Tapestry (5.12b) being some of the best. A number of quality trad routes are here too with More Punk than Funk (5.10b), Boilermaker (5.10d) and Straight, No Chaser (5.12a) being standouts.

Additionally, the The Hungover Traverse (V4) runs along the base and is the local equivalent of Joshua Tree's famous Gunsmoke traverse.

* Due to the wall be very long with a large number of routes the wall has been broken up into two parts -  Hungover Wall - Left Side and Hungover Wall - Right Side to ease locating the routes.

Getting There

The Hungover Wall is located 3.4 miles up the Keller Peak Road on the left-hand (north) side of the road.

 Parking is available for about 4-5 cars with additional parking located a short distance up the road. Once parked the walk to the base is 1-2 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hungover 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
 33
Easy Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
More Punk than Funk
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Jim Beam Arete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Old Fashioned
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 30
Joe's Problem
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Segments in Space
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Suspended Animation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Particle Acceleration
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Orange Tapestry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Crack Hungover Wall - Right…
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
More Punk than Funk Hungover Wall - Left…
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jim Beam Arete Hungover Wall - Right…
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Fashioned Hungover Wall - Right…
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Joe's Problem Hungover Wall - Left…
 30
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Segments in Space Hungover Wall - Right…
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Suspended Animation Hungover Wall - Right…
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Particle Acceleration Hungover Wall - Right…
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orange Tapestry Hungover Wall - Left…
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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