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Elevation: 5,475 ft 1,669 m
GPS: 37.51637, -118.57089
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While the Warm Up Wall is more likely to see traffic at any given time, and the Pub Wall can have a higher density of climbers, overall the Great Wall of China offers the biggest scene in the Gorge. Morning shade, full afternoon sun. A broad, level bench at its base provides a comfortable hang out spot for man and beast.

As far as the climbing goes, the Great Wall has among the most routes of any area in the Gorge as well as one of the highest concentrations of .8's and .9's (which see a lot of activity/abuse and are becoming polished) though there are also a lot of worthwhile 10's and 11s. In my opinion, the are no super-classics on the Great Wall w/ the possible exception of Aurora (I'll never know).

There is an outhouse a little bit upstream and across the river.

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The best way to get to the Great Wall is probably via the Central Gully approach. The approach from the CG parking lot takes about 20 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Great Wall of China

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 202
Child of Light
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 275
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 158
Tsing Tao
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Tsing Tao Extended
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 235
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 125
Peking Duck
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 110
Mandarin Orange
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 43
Wrath of Khan
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 78
Manchurian Candidate
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 51
Tsunami
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Yin Made Me Do It
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 36
Aurora
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 31
Yellow Streak
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Borealis
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 12
Corona
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Child of Light
 202
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heart of the Sun
 275
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tsing Tao
 158
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tsing Tao Extended
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril
 235
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Peking Duck
 125
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mandarin Orange
 110
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wrath of Khan
 43
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Manchurian Candidate
 78
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tsunami
 51
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Yin Made Me Do It
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Aurora
 36
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Yellow Streak
 31
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Borealis
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Corona
 12
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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