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Memorial Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.91572, -121.01465 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jan 20, 2003
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Description 

This wall contains the shortest routes in the Auburn Cliffs area, but each route holds it's own. 5 Sport routes presently range from 5.6 to 5.11b, most in the middle.

This rock is named for Kirk Arens, a climber who once frequented the area, whose plaque once adorned the rock. The plaque has since been removed, but his legacy lives on.

The rock will be of a different type of limestone than many of the other cliffs, and somewhat resembles granite in feel. The climbing is primarily near vertical to vertical. Many of the easier routes are sustained, and make for excellent climbing once you've warmed up on the simpler routes of the scale wall across the way.

This wall sees shade in the afternoon, and is a great refuge from the blistering hot red rock of the scale wall.

Getting There 

Estimated time from the parking lot: 20 minutes.

From the entrance to the Auburn cliffs valley, this is the darker colored rock immediately to the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Memorial Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Memorial Wall:
Short Term Memory   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Sneaky   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
On Demand   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Memorial Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: topo w/new bolts

On Demand 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Memorial Wall
Climb up the initial easy overhung face to the prominent smooth overhang. The top anchor is in view above. The top overhang is definately the crux, hands get real small and footing becomes slippery. Originally rated 5.11a, this is not an .11a. If you're under 6', this route will feel even tougher....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: crux of sneaky
crux of sneaky
Rock Climbing Photo: from left to right:  Community Chest, 5.6  Kirk Ar...
BETA PHOTO: from left to right: Community Chest, 5.6 Kirk Ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of memorial wall
BETA PHOTO: Right side of memorial wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The Memorial Wall.
The Memorial Wall.

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By Boriss
From: Sacramento
Apr 7, 2013
Any easy accessible top rope anchors on memorial wall? Or do you need to lead climb up to set them up?
By Nukem
From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 8, 2013
i would say this is a lead only wall, i suppose it is possible to get a TR for the 5.6 but its really not worth the effort. all of the TR goes on at the scale wall, but you should lead the anyways! if your going to TR please use your own biners and dont go through the chains to keep the wear down on them since this area has become pretty popular lately

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