Elevation: 7,252 ft
GPS: 37.385, -118.678 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 26, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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.

28 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Planetarium / Gecko Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 73
Subatomic
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 40
It’s a Crime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Salamander Slayer
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Wind in the Willows (1st anchor)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 50
Planetarium
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
Biohazard
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Chronic
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 21
Planet Y
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Aristotle
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 71
Atomic Gecko
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 46
Wind in the Willows
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Spaceballs
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Planet X
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Galileo
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 5
Copernicus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Subatomic
 73
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
It’s a Crime
 40
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Salamander Slayer
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wind in the Willows (1st an…
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Planetarium
 50
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Biohazard
 24
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chronic
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Planet Y
 21
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Aristotle
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Atomic Gecko
 71
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wind in the Willows
 46
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Spaceballs
 16
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Planet X
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Galileo
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Copernicus
 5
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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