Wall 3 Rock Climbing
Routes in Wall 3
|A Frog in My Hand T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Birthday Party T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Blow Hard T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Don't Forget My Boots! T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Good God, a Cow Cut in Two! T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Hang On, Kid! T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|I Could Eat a Horse T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|I Wanna Be Your Pussy Cat T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|More Catastrophic than 'Armageddon' T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R|
|One Year Later (Un An Plus Tard) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Putrid Rat T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Shark Ride T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|What Have You Done with My Walls? T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|What on Earth? TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
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DescriptionWall 3 has some of the longest routes in the canyon. The sandstone is softer on the tower, but still takes perfect gear where you need it (for the most part). Arguably the best belay station in the county is under the oak at the top of "Pussy Cat," very remiscent of Church Bowl.
There are three sections to Wall 3: Lower Right Flank, Lower Left Flank and the Central Tower. Shark Ride, A Frog in My Hand and, for the most part, Make it 100 are done as 2-pitch routes, starting on the lower left and finishing on top of the tower. The lower right routes can also link up to the tower (which makes it more enjoyable than just scrambling up the gully).
Feel free to mix & match route sections. The criss-crossing lattice work invites lots of route modifications and basic "rolling your own."
There is a Fixe rap ring anchor on the face at the very top of the tower. A 70m will just get you to the ground. A 60m is okay, but you will need to swing into the bushy left corner if you're not feeling the downclimb. (Actually, even if you swing into the bushy corner, you're still going to need to downclimb, but it's just a bit easier.)
Getting ThereAbout 60' up from the left end of Wall 2 you'll find the start of the right flank. The tower can't be seen from below. The left and right flanks are separated by a loose 3rd class gully that takes you up to the base of the tower. Left flank routes start on a big shady platform near the rock grave and old pot.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wall 3
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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