Elevation: 8,903 ft
GPS: 37.51, -118.718 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Wade Griffith on Apr 19, 2006 with improvements by John Robinson and 1 other
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Covid-19 Access Restrictions Details

Description

An excellent crag that can be discerned by the multiple roofs that lace it. The large roof on the left that is split by a hand crack/ OW is the cliffs namesake, the Gong Show. This area doesn't go into the shade till about 1pm in the summer and can be very hot on hot summer days in the morning.

Getting There

Drive 4.5 miles to the Big Meadow campground and park (Please park on the road). Find your way across the stream and follow the climbers trail up the stream until it turns right and goes uphill. You should be able to find a use trail most of the way to the Crag. The trail ends just below Gong Show. Don't start up the hill until you find a good use trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gong Show Wall

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Main Attraction
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Overexposure
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 89
Sideshow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
D.M.Z.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
He She
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Tripping Old Birds
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Self-Contained Unit
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Freakshow
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 102
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 16
Eavesdropping
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Switch Hitter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Barracuda
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Last Exit
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Anything Goes
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Never Say Never
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Main Attraction
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Overexposure
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Sideshow
 89
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
D.M.Z.
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
He She
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tripping Old Birds
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Self-Contained Unit
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Freakshow
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wages of Skin
 102
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Eavesdropping
 16
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Switch Hitter
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Barracuda
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Last Exit
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Anything Goes
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Never Say Never
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 2 pitches
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