Elevation: 5,286 ft
GPS: 37.51237, -118.57093
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

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.

296 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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 110
Son of Belayer Slayer
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 172
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 304
Hardly Wallbanger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 215
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 136
Light Within
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
[Redacted]
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 112
Pocket Dance
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 121
Love Stinks
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 216
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 169
Hungover
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Mandarin Orange
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 125
Lalaland
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 165
From Chocolate to Morphine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 75
Black Hole
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 90
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Son of Belayer Slayer Pub Wall
 110
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sendero Luminoso Solarium
 172
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Hardly Wallbanger Pub Wall
 304
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril Great Wall of China
 215
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Light Within Pub Wall
 136
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
[Redacted] Emergency Room
 75
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Dance Banana Belt
 112
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Love Stinks Banana Belt
 121
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Expressway Upper Crust
 216
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hungover Pub Wall
 169
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mandarin Orange Great Wall of China
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lalaland Faulty Tower
 125
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
From Chocolate to Morphine Faulty Tower
 165
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Hole Solarium
 75
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Darshan (aka Ripoff) Upper Crust
 90
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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