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Hungover Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 34.2042, -117.05135 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 13, 2006
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This, the premiere crag at Keller Peak, was the original Southern California summer sport crag before the large-scale development of Williamson Rock and other areas. During it's brief heyday climbers were swarming the crag to check out the new routes, but these days it's not uncommon to be the only party at the wall even on a weekend.

The climbing here tends to be slightly overhanging with sharp crimps between sloping horizontals and can be sometimes maddening as you alternate between painful yet positive holds and smooth, rounded holds you wish had a bit more texture. Due to the angle and generally technical nature of the climbing most routes are in the 5.10-5.12 range, with a limited number of routes on either end of the difficulty scale.

Many high-quality sport climbs exist here, with Segments in Space (5.11c), Suspended Animation (5.12a), Particle Acceleration (5.12a), and Orange Tapestry (5.12b) being some of the best. A number of quality trad routes are here too with More Punk than Funk (5.10b), Boilermaker (5.10d) and Straight, No Chaser (5.12a) being standouts. Additionally, the The Hungover Traverse (V4) runs along the base and is the local equivalent of Joshua Tree's famous Gunsmoke traverse.

Due to the wall be very long with a large number of routes the wall has been broken up into Hungover Wall - Left Side and Hungover Wall - Right Side to ease routefinding and identification.

Getting There 

The Hungover Wall is located 3.4 miles up the Keller Peak Road on the left-hand (north) side of the road. Parking is available for about 4-5 cars with additional parking located a short distance up the road. Once parked the walk to the base is 1-2 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hungover Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hungover Wall:
The Hungover Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 100'   Hungover Wall - Left Side
Easy Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Hungover Wall - Right Side
More Punk than Funk   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall - Left Side
Joe's Problem   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hungover Wall - Left Side
Segments in Space   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall - Right Side
Particle Acceleration   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall - Right Side
Suspended Animation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall - Right Side
Orange Tapestry   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hungover Wall - Left Side
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Featured Route For Hungover Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike making the long reaches on Segments in Space,...

Segments in Space 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Hungover Wall - Right Side
Preclip the high first bolt and then move somewhat left of it to get started. At the horizontal traverse right to a second bolt and the crux moves over a bulge to reach a sloping horizontal. Continue up the bulging face passing numerous horizontals to a final tricky crux passing the last bolt. This route is an excellent introduction to the climbing at the Hungover Wall and serves as a good warm-up for the harder lines on the wall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the Hungover Wall, Keller Peak.
The view from the Hungover Wall, Keller Peak.
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Bush Beardtongue (Keckiella breviflora) near the H...
Rock Climbing Photo: The right hand side of Hungover Wall.   Christine ...
BETA PHOTO: The right hand side of Hungover Wall. Christine ...

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By Choncho
Aug 9, 2015
Been up to Hungover Wall twice this summer, my last visit there was at least 10 years ago, maybe more. My impressions on going back after such a long break...this is a pretty sweet little crag. I had a great time both trips. The climbing is delicate, yet a bit powerful, and well, lots of fun. Get up there and have a look. It goes into the shade around 1pm.

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