Elevation: 7,252 ft
GPS: 37.385, -118.678 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 31,253 total · 191/month
Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 26, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Covid-19 Access Restrictions Details

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.

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Approach from Sheila.

24 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
 51
Subatomic
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
It’s a Crime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Salamander Slayer
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Wind in the Willows (1st anchor)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 43
Planetarium
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Chronic
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Planet Y
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 17
Aristotle
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 64
Atomic Gecko
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 16
Spaceballs
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 44
Wind in the Willows
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 14
Planet X
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Galileo
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 7
Dark Matter
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
Copernicus
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Subatomic
 51
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
It’s a Crime
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Salamander Slayer
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wind in the Willows (1st an…
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Planetarium
 43
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Chronic
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Planet Y
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Aristotle
 17
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Atomic Gecko
 64
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Spaceballs
 16
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Wind in the Willows
 44
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Planet X
 14
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Galileo
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Dark Matter
 7
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Copernicus
 6
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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