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Elevation: 5,286 ft 1,611 m
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
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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 Suggest change

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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 132
Son of Belayer Slayer
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 183
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 336
Hardly Wallbanger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 235
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 161
Light Within
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
[Redacted]
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 132
Pocket Dance
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 132
Love Stinks
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 231
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 186
Hungover
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
James Brown
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 140
Lalaland
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 176
From Chocolate to Morphine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 86
Black Hole
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 96
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Son of Belayer Slayer Pub Wall
 132
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sendero Luminoso Solarium
 183
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
Hardly Wallbanger Pub Wall
 336
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril Great Wall of China
 235
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Light Within Pub Wall
 161
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
[Redacted] Emergency Room
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Dance Banana Belt
 132
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Love Stinks Banana Belt
 132
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Expressway Upper Crust
 231
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hungover Pub Wall
 186
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
James Brown [Redacted]
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lalaland Faulty Tower
 140
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
From Chocolate to Morphine Faulty Tower
 176
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Hole Solarium
 86
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Darshan (aka Ripoff) Upper Crust
 96
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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