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Routes in Planetarium / Gecko Wall

Atomic Gecko S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Biohazard S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bubonic S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Buehler's Day Off S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Chronic S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Copernicus S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Dark Matter S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Galileo S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Galileo Left S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Planet X S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Planet Y S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Planetarium S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Spaceballs S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Subatomic S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wind in the Willows S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Description

This wall begins just past the 'Pratt's Crack Area' where the wall touches the creek. In the Spring, the creek crossing can be a bit tricky if the water is high, but it is usually a mellow affair.

The wall was mostly the work of Louie Anderson, and contains the heaviest concentration of 5.12's in the canyon to date. All the routes are good, with a few being exceptional. 'Atomic Gecko' is a popular local classic, as is 'Wind in the Willows', which can be done at .11d or .12d with the extension. The routes tend to be a little steeper and pumpier than most others in Sheelite CYN. The climbing features lots of sid-pulls and technical laybacking.

Getting There

Approach from Sheila.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Planetarium / Gecko Wall

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Subatomic
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Galileo Left
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Planetarium
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chronic
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Atomic Gecko
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Planet Y
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Spaceballs
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Wind in the Willows
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Planet X
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dark Matter
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Copernicus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Subatomic 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unknown 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Galileo Left 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Planetarium 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chronic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Atomic Gecko 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Planet Y 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Spaceballs 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Wind in the Willows 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Planet X 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Dark Matter 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Copernicus 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Bryan G
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Bryan G   Yosemite
This area is referred to as Gecko Wall in the Croft/Lewis guide. Aug 28, 2011

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