Elevation: 5,286 ft
GPS: 37.512, -118.571 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

262 Total Climbs

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 170
Child of Light
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Paradise
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 222
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 150
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 242
Hardly Wallbanger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 175
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Light Within
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 70
Pocket Dance
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Love Stinks
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 182
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 133
Hungover
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 90
Mandarin Orange
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 83
Lalaland
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 120
From Chocolate to Morphine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 63
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Child of Light Great Wall of China
 170
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Paradise Banana Belt
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heart of the Sun Great Wall of China
 222
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sendero Luminoso Solarium
 150
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Hardly Wallbanger Pub Wall
 242
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril Great Wall of China
 175
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Light Within Pub Wall
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Dance Banana Belt
 70
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Love Stinks Banana Belt
 86
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Expressway Upper Crust
 182
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hungover Pub Wall
 133
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mandarin Orange Great Wall of China
 90
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lalaland Faulty Tower
 83
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
From Chocolate to Morphine Faulty Tower
 120
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Darshan (aka Ripoff) Upper Crust
 63
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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