Elevation: 2,860 ft
GPS: 36.229, -115.332 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt McMurray on Nov 15, 2006
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

The Gun Club is a small canyon with routes lining both sides. The majority of the routes are relatively short (40 ft), but the short approach and quality of the routes make this a great crag for an evening outing, or an all-day climbfest.

The south wall (north facing) gets shade from mid-morning onwards, while the north wall (south facing) gets sun for most of the day. The rock here is sharp, and requires careful technique as well as some callouses. =)

Getting There

This approach is AWESOME; One of the easiest at La Madre! Take the 215 beltway to the West Cheyenne Ave. exit. Head west on Cheyenne past a small strip mall with a Chevron sign. The road curves to the right (north) and eventually intersects Alexander. BEFORE intersecting Alexander there is a dirt road heading west (left) toward the base of the escarpment. Follow this dirt road to an obvious parking area. You should see parallel canyon walls of The Gun Club to the West. Take the five-minute hike following the wash up the canyon to the base of the cliffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Gun Club

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Unknown 5.8
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Under Fire
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Pistol Whipped
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Young Guns
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sharpshooter
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Under Cover
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Ricochet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Point Blank
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
Staring Down The Barrel
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Muzzle Loader
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
High Caliber
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
#17
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Slingblade
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unknown 5.8 Left (South) Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Under Fire Left (South) Wall
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pistol Whipped Right (North) Wall
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Young Guns Left (South) Wall
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sharpshooter Left (South) Wall
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Under Cover Right (North) Wall
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Clay Pigeon Right (North) Wall
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ricochet Right (North) Wall
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Point Blank Right (North) Wall
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Staring Down The Barrel Right (North) Wall
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Muzzle Loader Right (North) Wall
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
High Caliber Left (South) Wall
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
#17 Right (North) Wall
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Slingblade Left (South) Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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be careful climbing at the Gun Club during the hot months. My friend and I were about to do a route on the right wall and while looking up into a large pocket immediately after the 5.11 corner and there we saw no less than about 70 bees swarming around, making the sky have a blackish tint...uber sketchy.. Jul 25, 2012
Eric A Beck
Bishop, CA
Eric A Beck   Bishop, CA
The driving instructions are from 2006 and there has been a lot of construction since. We climbed there today and would like to make them current.
1. Take the 215 beltway and exit at Cheyenne, turn left (west).
2. Cheyenne curves around to the north and becomes Cliff Shadows Parkway. Follow it to Alexander.
3. Turn left on Alexander and go the end, a little over a block. Turn left into a small city park with bathrooms. Park. The cliffs are visible to the west,.

Nov 22, 2016
enkoopa  
Couple groups got stung by aggressive wasps today on both north and south walls. If you're allergic bring your pen. Mar 26, 2017
M Graham Clark
Ottawa, ON
M Graham Clark   Ottawa, ON
We found a pile of alpine draws today. We were one of the last groups out of the craig and it didn't belong to any of the other groups. If you can describe them they are yours. We are only in town for a week, so I hope someone who was there Sunday March 03, 2019 sees this or gets this. I don't have data on my phone (Canadian), but I will check this board every night.

Cheers, Mar 3, 2019 · Lost & Found