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Chester the Molester S 
Dr. Feelgood T 
Hellhound On My Trail S 
Old and the Bold T 
Sole Neuropathy T,S 
Van Candy S 

Bighorn Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.38475, -118.67993 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Aug 31, 2010


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BETA PHOTO: Bighorn Left Side Routes


This is the huge wall on the left side of the canyon, running from the base of the talus hill to the top. There are several new routes and some old on this wall. Easily identified by the massive smooth green slab in the middle.

Getting There 

Hike past the Planetarium/Gecko wall and start climbing the talus hill. The wall is to your left.

Climbing Season

For the Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bighorn Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bighorn Wall:
Van Candy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dr. Feelgood   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Old and the Bold   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   
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Featured Route For Bighorn Wall
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Hellhound On My Trail 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Bighorn Wall
This nice route is sort of in the middle of the wall.P1: Start up some easy blocks. Climb past 7 bolts and then traverse left across a gully to reach a bolted anchor below an overhang. This is mostly an approach pitch to get to the good climbing.P2: Lieback and jam around the overhang, finishing out a bulge on some questionable, but big, holds. Then follow the line of bolts up the nicely featured face to the anchors. A little loose in some spots, but overall a great pitch.Make 2 raps with one 70...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Darrell Hensel
Sep 3, 2014
It seems rare to see parties on this wall, which is a shame because almost all of the routes are high quality. Perhaps the problem is the incomplete listing of routes. Stop by Wilson's and check the notebook, or talk to someone at the climbing counter.
By Vlad S
Apr 1, 2015
Are the routes mostly bolted or should I bring a small rack?
By Darrell Hensel
Apr 1, 2015
Some quick gear comments:

Hail To Hanuman and Stone's Throw are both mixed routes with a fair amount of gear.
- Stone's Throw: Up to 3", doubles to 2", bolts
- Hail to Hanuman: Up to 2", doubles to 1", bolts

Old and the Bold is mixed, see existing page for rack.

Hellhound can be done with draws only, see existing page.

Cerberus (80m rope nice but 70m will barely work), Bloodhound, While My Bosch Gently Weeps, Space Invader, and Little Squaw are draws only.

Hades Welcome is a long pitch, 25 bolts if I remember correctly. No gear. Can get off with a single rope by using the extra rapp station located by the overlap.

Envy, 80m rope greatly simplifies getting off P2, but can use 70m+intermediate anchor (need to swing a little to get to the intermediate.) No gear.

A rack of 20 draws should cover everything except Hades Welcome, with a few to spare (example, Cerberus=15, WMBGW=16, etc...)
By Vlad S
Apr 17, 2015
Thanks a lot Darrell! That's an awesome topo and a great recommendation on gear. Looking forward to these routes in May!
By Austin Archer
From: Bishop, Ca.
Apr 18, 2015
Some of the best routes in the Pine Creek are on this wall. Was curious about some of the intersecting lines right of Hell Hound. Thanks for the nice topo.
By Jeff Scheuerell
May 3, 2015
Yes, great routes and topo.

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