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Absorbine Junior TR 
Blocks Direct, The T 
Blocks, The T,TR 
Buckwheat S 
Caterpillar T,S 
Cave Crack T,TR 
Chicken fart T 
Cornered TR 
Crack of Dust T 
Empathy S 
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond) S,TR 
Exit Stage Left T,TR 
Exit Stage Right / The L Word T 
False Mission Gorge Traverse.  
Fingerrip T 
Gallwas Crack T 
General Dynamics T,S 
Handyman  T 
Hangman's Climb S,TR 
Hidden Wall TR 
Intrinsic Value TR 
Knob Job TR 
Knob Job Bypass  T,TR 
Laundry Chute T 
Left Overture TR 
Lilley's Delight T 
Mariah T,TR 
Master of Defeet S 
Mickey Finn S 
Misbegotten 
Mission Gorge Traverse T 
Mission Impossible S 
Never Intended S 
Nutcracker T 
Obverse from the Gap S 
Owl, The T 
Perception of Buzzy Fuzzy Pelt, The T 
Prime Directive T,S 
Quack of Ducks T 
Quantum Leap S 
Rectum Roof T 
Rock On T,S 
Rock On Right S 
Sierra Club Chimney T,TR 
Suzie's Wild Ride S 
Sympathy T 
Thumb Aid Climb, The 
Thumb, The S 
Trapeze T 
Unnatural Act TR 
Wallflower TR 
Wasp, The T 

Main Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Main Area wall includes such great climbs as Mariah, Suzie's Wild Ride, Crack of Dust, Escapade, Empathy, and the Gorge's longest climb the Mission Gorge Traverse.

Getting There 

From the kiosk at the second climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks to the base of the main wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',8],['5.9',8],['5.10',19],['5.11',9],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Mission Gorge Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Crack of Dust   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Caterpillar   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Owl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Nutcracker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fingerrip   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Quack of Ducks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 40'   
Gallwas Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hangman's Climb   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mariah   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Rock On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Empathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Mickey Finn   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Never Intended   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Master of Defeet   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 40'   
Escapade (aka One Step Beyond)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
General Dynamics   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
The Wasp   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Thumb   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Prime Directive 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall
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By Ross Watson III
Mar 14, 2016
Can someone tell me what route that is, just to the right of the trees, almost center of the picture. The crack.

Thanks guys!

Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of main wall...crack....what route??
Left side of main wall...crack....what route??

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