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Areas in Central Gorge

Alien Wall 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Attila the Hun Wall 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Banana Belt 3 / 15 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Emergency Room 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Faulty Tower 1 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Great Wall of China 1 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Health Club 3 / 8 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
High Tension Towers 3 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Mystical Tricks Cliff 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Negress Wall 3 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Pop Tart Towers 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pub Wall 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Riverside Island 2 / 10 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Roadside Boulders 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Shaded Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Social Platform 4 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Solarium 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Warm Up Wall 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11

Description

Definitely the most popular area of the gorge. The Warm Up wall, the Pub, the Social Platform and the Great Wall of China are all here and almost always crowded. These areas feature tons of well traveled 5.8 - 5.11 sport climbs. The climbs highly concentrated so its possible to knock out tons of pitches in a day. There is a toilet located at the base of the approach trail. Please use it.

Getting There

Park at the Central area and hike down the steep 2nd and 3rd class gully to the dirt road. Be careful not to knock rocks off since the Pub wall is directly below the upper part of the trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
High Seas
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Babushka
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crowd Pleaser
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Child of Light
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Abitafun
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Abitarot
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Humbly, Mumbly, Jumbly
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tsing Tao
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hardly Wallbanger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hungover
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
From Chocolate to Morphine
Sport
High Seas Warm Up Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Babushka Warm Up Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crowd Pleaser Warm Up Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Child of Light Great Wall of China 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heart of the Sun Great Wall of China 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Abitafun Pub Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Abitarot Pub Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sendero Luminoso Solarium 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Humbly, Mumbly, Jumbly Warm Up Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tsing Tao Great Wall of China 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hardly Wallbanger Pub Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril Great Wall of China 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Expressway Social Platform 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hungover Pub Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
From Chocolate to Morphine Faulty Tower 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
The GPS coordinates for the Upper Gorge parking turn-off are: 37 30.545 N, 118 34.515 W Mar 6, 2017
We were there about the 25th of march 2015. Passing through on spring break. Carried out a bag garbage from the toilet. Mostly used tampons, pads and beer cans. also a bunch of TP and even some other items used as tp. People were throwing it in the bucket. The bucket has a huge crack in the bottom. Per the sign the bucket is for getting water to clean the toilet. Since it is broken it serves no purpose other than to make folks think it is a trash bin. I left the bucket there so people wont put garbage down the toilet but if someone who is in that area could replace it with a functional bucket, with"no garbage in here or in toilet" written on it folks might not leave all that trash in the toilet. Apr 10, 2015
trying hard
Sierra East Side
trying hard   Sierra East Side
Descent has been upgraded with incredible stone stairways thanks to some hard working individuals. This speeds the hike up and is much safer. (11.1.12) Some amazing classics lie down in the central. Enterprise, choclate to morphine and expressway just to name a few. Sep 9, 2010

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