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, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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.

277 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
 236
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 85
Son of Belayer Slayer
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 158
Sendero Luminoso
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 69
[Redacted]
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 267
Hardly Wallbanger
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 197
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 121
Light Within
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 85
Pocket Dance
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 80
Perched
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 98
Love Stinks
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 195
Expressway
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 150
Hungover
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 102
Lalaland
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 142
From Chocolate to Morphine
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 74
Darshan (aka Ripoff)
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heart of the Sun Great Wall of China
 236
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Son of Belayer Slayer Pub Wall
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Sendero Luminoso Solarium
 158
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Sport
[Redacted] Emergency Room
 69
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hardly Wallbanger Pub Wall
 267
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril Great Wall of China
 197
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Light Within Pub Wall
 121
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pocket Dance Banana Belt
 85
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Perched Faulty Tower
 80
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Love Stinks Banana Belt
 98
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Expressway Upper Crust
 195
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hungover Pub Wall
 150
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lalaland Faulty Tower
 102
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
From Chocolate to Morphine Faulty Tower
 142
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Darshan (aka Ripoff) Upper Crust
 74
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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