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Routes in Great Wall of China

Aurora S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Beijing S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Beijing Extension (11c 35m/12b 40m) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Child of Light S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
China Doll S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Confusing Confucius S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cornercopia S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Corona S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Enter the Dragon S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fortune Cookie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Geisha Girl S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Ghengis Khan S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Go For The Gold T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Happy Ending (Geisha Girl Extension) S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Heart of the Sun S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kung Pao S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Manchurian Candidate S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mandarin Orange S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Osama bin Gotten S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Peking Duck S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shogun S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tiananmen Square S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tsing Tao S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tsunami S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wrath of Khan S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Yellow Peril S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yellow Streak S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Description

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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Getting There

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.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
China Doll
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Child of Light
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tsing Tao
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tiananmen Square
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Peking Duck
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Confusing Confucius
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Manchurian Candidate
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mandarin Orange
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ghengis Khan
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wrath of Khan
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tsunami
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Aurora
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Yellow Streak
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
China Doll 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Child of Light 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heart of the Sun 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tsing Tao 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tiananmen Square 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Peking Duck 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Confusing Confucius 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Manchurian Candidate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mandarin Orange 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ghengis Khan 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wrath of Khan 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Tsunami 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Aurora 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Yellow Streak 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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