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 updates from John Robinson and 1 other
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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
 53
Main Attraction
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Sideshow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
D.M.Z.
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 14
Self-Contained Unit
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 66
He She
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Tripping Old Birds
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Freakshow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Eavesdropping
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 5
Milky Way
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 81
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Social Climber
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Last Exit
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Anything Goes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Main Attraction
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Sideshow
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
D.M.Z.
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Self-Contained Unit
 14
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
He She
 66
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tripping Old Birds
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Freakshow
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Eavesdropping
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Milky Way
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Wages of Skin
 81
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Social Climber
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Last Exit
 21
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