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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.

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
 122
China Doll
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 144
Child of Light
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 195
Heart of the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 116
Tsing Tao
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 150
Yellow Peril
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Tiananmen Square
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 81
Peking Duck
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
Confusing Confucius
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Manchurian Candidate
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 82
Mandarin Orange
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 41
Ghengis Khan
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Wrath of Khan
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Tsunami
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 12
Aurora
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Yellow Streak
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
China Doll
 122
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Child of Light
 144
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heart of the Sun
 195
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tsing Tao
 116
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yellow Peril
 150
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tiananmen Square
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Peking Duck
 81
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Confusing Confucius
 36
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Manchurian Candidate
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mandarin Orange
 82
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ghengis Khan
 41
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wrath of Khan
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tsunami
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Aurora
 12
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Yellow Streak
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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