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Routes in Gong Show Wall

Air Conditioner T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Alpine Fracture Clinic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Anything Goes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Barracuda T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Carney Trash T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chicks With Guns T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
D.M.Z. T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eavesdropping T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Freakshow S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gong Show T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Grab a Handful S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grainstem S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
He She S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hey! S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Last Exit T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Main Attraction T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Man Overboard S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Milky Way S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Never Say Never S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Overexposure T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Radioactive Man S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Schlitzy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Self-Contained Unit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Show Me the Monkey T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sideshow T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Social Climber T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Switch Hitter S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tripping Old Birds S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wages of Skin T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Main Attraction
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 66
Sideshow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
D.M.Z.
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 59
He She
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Tripping Old Birds
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Self-Contained Unit
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Freakshow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 3
Milky Way
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 78
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Eavesdropping
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Social Climber
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Last Exit
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Anything Goes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Main Attraction
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sideshow
 66
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
D.M.Z.
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
He She
 59
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tripping Old Birds
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Self-Contained Unit
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Freakshow
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Milky Way
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Wages of Skin
 78
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Eavesdropping
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Social Climber
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Last Exit
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Anything Goes
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Years ago, followed the "walk off" advice of the old orange Bishop Area Rock Climbs guide and got into all kinds of trouble. Jan 8, 2013
David Enloe
Atlanta, GA
David Enloe   Atlanta, GA
A friend and I lost a dog up in the Hilton/Davis Lakes area on July 16th. If anyone notices any sign of a lost, 90lb, black/brindle (white chest) hound dog roaming around in the woods, please call David at 305-333-8681. Any sign of him, however uncertain, will be much appreciated. Thanks everyone!
Jul 18, 2014
Nick_Cov
Truckee, CA
Nick_Cov   Truckee, CA
Parking- Do not park at the campground- and there are no spots on the side of the road. About 50 yards East of the campground there is a large dirt pullout on the Southern side with plenty of room for parking. Aug 24, 2017
Blurie .
San Diego, Ca
Blurie .   San Diego, Ca
Good sun and nice temps until about 1PM as of 12/30/17! Dec 31, 2017

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