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Routes in Sunday Matinee Wall

Border Treasure T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Clearing The Trail S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Hands Across the Border S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Man in the Raw T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Man in the Saddle T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Man's Country S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ranger of the North S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Running on the Sun S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sand Flow T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Sand Trap S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smokey Smith S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Splitting the Breeze S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sting of the Lash S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sunset Trail S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Taming Power of the Small S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Three on the Trail S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunder In The Sun S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Walking the Hills T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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This area is the western end of the Corridors and faces west. There are about 20 short, decomposing, very well bolted and fun sport routes. My guess is the cliff is 30 feet tall and fixed anchors to lower off are always nearby.

The majority of routes are steep technical face climbing, think fat edging between crimps on just less than vertical rock. Despite the rain of choss that will be coming down from the leader, the tight bolt spacing and fun moves could make up for it.

The cracks did not seem worth the effort, but they may improve with time.

These routes are in a rapid state of evolution and you can expect ratings to vary greatly over time.

Getting There

This area is the west side of the Corridors, in the Cattle Pocket basin of Movie Flat Road. The best approach is to park at the east end of the Corridors on the NORTH side of the dry creek bed and follow a short, well marked trail west.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sunday Matinee Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ranger of the North
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hands Across the Border
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ranger of the North
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hands Across the Border
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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Cory Harelson
Boise, ID
Cory Harelson   Boise, ID
Ditto on the eye protection for the belayer. These routes somehow manage to combine really fun moves with mucho choss. Apr 26, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I only did four routes here, but three of them had very odd conclusions; it seemed like I'd clip the final anchors then pull another move. So, while I understand that the anchors are placed optimally to allow the rope to run, I felt kinda robbed at the end. Dec 30, 2013
I did five routes.
All very interesting worthwhile climbing.
Wall close to vertical.
All had more abrasive rock than the (fun) (less-than-vertical) slab areas at Alabama Hills I've climbed.

All five way seemed to me harder than the difficulty ratings in the guidebook 3rd edition.

? Mayble some holds have broken off ? or some of more positive edges are missing ?
since the grades were assigned years previously?
A little thing broke off while I was climbing (and it had not rained recently).

Maybe people feel that short routes ought to have lower diffculty ratings?
Or maybe that Alabama Hills is supposed to be an "easier" climbing area?

Ken Apr 28, 2016
My daughter was climbing there on Saturday, June 10th in afternoon. She lost a small gold love knot rope ring somewhere at the base between the middle and the right side of the wall. It is of little monetary value, but tremedous sentimental value. I will gladly pay a reward for it's return. If found, please contact me, Barbara Tardif at 818-383-2392. Jun 12, 2017
Trish Carlson
Trish Carlson   Escondido
I primarily climb in Holcomb Valley and New Jack City so I was really excited to try out Alabama Hills. I feel pretty confident in leading 9s and 10s but i noticed the routes seemed harder than what it was rated. Maybe it was just me? Did anyone else feel this way? Jan 8, 2018

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