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Hocus Pocus Arete S 
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Magic Wall  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,800'
Location: 37.41682, -119.47088 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: G Halsne on Jun 7, 2016
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Mike Arechiga on, Hocus Pocus Arete.5.10b


A beautiful wall with a great concentration of sport routes from 5.9 to 11.d Some routes are purely clipping while others require a few pieces of added gear. Overall a fabulous collection of routes and a must visit area if you are visiting the Chilkoot lake area.

Getting There 

Walk the north end of the lake till you find a large clearing/ campsite with a fire ring about 200 feet from the lake. There is a trail that leads up the hillside left of some slabs, well marked by cairns. Follow the broken trail towards the hidden large walls to the right and work your way up and right passing Quarter Day dome and Christmas Wall finally ending up at the Magic wall. A good landmark if you find yourself bush whacking is the striking plated arete that is " Hocus Pocus Arete" which divides the west and south wall of the Magic Wall... Another landmark would be a massive dead tree about 30 feet tall that sits 15 feet fro the main/south wall.

Climbing Season

For the Shuteye Ridge area.

Weather station 12.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Magic Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Magic Wall :
Hocus Pocus Arete   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Magic Wall
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Aces, Straights and Flushes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Magic Wall
Climb the face past two bolts, staying on the right side of the crack, then moving left at the top to clip the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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