Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
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Shared By: Benjamin F on Jul 1, 2012 with updates from Chris W
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Access Issue: Always check SEKI road conditions and peregrine closures Details


As described in the 1993 guidebook, this is more of a series of interwoven lines than it is one single route. Lunch Bucket Ledge is a route towards the left side of the Hospital Rock "Main Wall", the largest visible formation, north of the Hospital Rock parking lot.

The first pitch passes two bolts. You can either belay on the first ledge and break up the first pitch into two pitches, or climb past the anchor and up to the bigger ledge. Many variations past this first two bolt anchor (I prefer the face/cracks to the left).

Pitch two (or three) climbs the green left facing corner, and is best rapped with two ropes.

Chains for rapping are on each belay (3 belays total).


The route can best be reached by parking at the turnoff about a half mile further up the highway from Hospital Rock and trudging directly up the hill. Or, buschwack from the parking lot. Appropriate attire is highly recommended, or you'll be spending half your day picking stickers off.


Standard rack, bolted belays, rap ring descent.
70m rope or two 60m.


Visalia, CA
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
Some notes: Lunch bucket ledge is a route towards the left side of the main wall at Hospital Rock. The first pitch has two bolts off the deck, then takes gear until a two bolt belay on a large ledge. The second pitch follows the large, left facing greenish corner to a two bolt belay at the top. Descent takes three raps (all with rings) with a 60m rope and a little easy down climbing. Can probably be done in two raps with a 70m. Fun, varied climbing! Dec 20, 2012
Fun route, make sure to bring lots of small pro for the 2nd/3rd pitch. Can totally be done in two raps with a 70m rope (I did it today). May 20, 2018