Elevation: 9,373 ft
GPS: 37.501, -118.721 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

The following are area and route descriptions written by Scott Ayers for the routes at Skidrow Wilsom area.  This section is located near the left end of the series of major cliffbands that comprise the west wall of the canyon. This wall faces east, so plan your visit accordingly, as it can be very hot in the morning in summer (up until 1pm), yet quite nice in the afternoon.  A number of the original routes have been recently cleaned and brushed again (as of 7/2017), and the addition of a number of belay/rappel anchors to these routes has greatly increased their appeal. The routes are listed from left to right.

Getting There

There is parking directly across from the formation, in a small pulloff surrounded by pines.  From the more popular Gong Show parking area (Big Meadow Campground), you'd drive west 1 mile and shortly after passing a white sign indicating 3 ft of space for cyclists, there will be a prominent dirt pullout on the right - probably able to fit 3 cars.    

A quick hike to the edge of the creek leads to the path downstream which soon reaches the tree used to cross the creek (there is a rope across it as well).  Once on the opposite side, the trail continues a bit downstream, then turns uphill towards the Hone Yak area. From here it is best to cut along an old path near the edge of the forest, and stay on that until directly below the Skidrow Wilsom area. Leave the forest at this point, then follow a faint set of switchbacks up the hill, past a sparse stand of stunning Junipers, to reach the base of the wall. Total approach time should be about 25 to 30 minutes.

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