Central Gorge Rock Climbing
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|Submitted By: ||Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006|
Heading down the Central Gorge approach gully, Owe...
Definitely the most popular area of the gorge. The Warm Up wall, the Pub, the Social Platform and the Great Wall of China are all here and almost always crowded. These areas feature tons of well traveled 5.8 - 5.11 sport climbs. The climbs highly concentrated so its possible to knock out tons of pitches in a day. There is a toilet located at the base of the approach trail. Please use it.
Park at the Central area and hike down the steep 2nd and 3rd class gully to the dirt road. Be careful not to knock rocks off since the Pub wall is directly below the upper part of the trail.
Weather station 18.1 miles from here
182 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',101],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Central Gorge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Gorge:
Featured Route For Central Gorge
Venom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Solarium
Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By trying hard
From: Sierra East Side
Sep 9, 2010
Descent has been upgraded with incredible stone stairways thanks to some hard working individuals. This speeds the hike up and is much safer. (11.1.12) Some amazing classics lie down in the central. Enterprise, choclate to morphine and expressway just to name a few.
By Joe Freeman
Apr 10, 2015
We were there about the 25th of march 2015. Passing through on spring break. Carried out a bag garbage from the toilet. Mostly used tampons, pads and beer cans. also a bunch of TP and even some other items used as tp. People were throwing it in the bucket. The bucket has a huge crack in the bottom. Per the sign the bucket is for getting water to clean the toilet. Since it is broken it serves no purpose other than to make folks think it is a trash bin. I left the bucket there so people wont put garbage down the toilet but if someone who is in that area could replace it with a functional bucket, with"no garbage in here or in toilet" written on it folks might not leave all that trash in the toilet.