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Neat Wall

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Mostly Harmless (alternative right start)  T,TR 
Unknown T,TR 
Wow T,TR 

Neat Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,800'
Location: 36.56604, -118.78078 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chad Namolik on Mar 25, 2016
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West facing wall gets am shade and pm sun. Good rock quality with mostly slab and face, a few cracks too. The route Wow has some nice finger crack and the route Unknown has a good, but short hand crack.

A short distance away from the Sunset Rock Trail makes this a quiet area. Must build your own anchors with long cord/webbing around trees/boulders, but big & medium gear in cracks works better and it's what most prefer. Good place to TR or lead. As of 03/2016, all lead bolts are in good condition.

The 4 routes on the far right side of the wall can be TR'ed off the same anchor (med./big gear in a horizontal)

From 'All of the routes were put up in the early 90’s by Jeff Scheuerell and/or his friends when they worked in the park.'

Thanks Jeff & friends. It's a nice little wall, suitable for TR'ing w/ beginners, or dialing in some SEKI slab leads. The protection bolts are placed well and some may call it slightly runout, welcome to SEKI. The downhill approach gully is light bushwacking down a bit of 3/4 class.

Getting There 

Park at Giant Forest Museum. Walk out the Sunset Rock Trail for about a mile. The trail to Sunset Rock is 1.7 miles and the sunset is way better from Moro Rock. After the mile, you'll see a meadow with a large boulder in it on your right. This is Eli's Paradise a.k.a. Highlands Bouldering area. Walk past the meadow, on trail, for 50 yards or less and bust a hard left off trail. Walk off-trail through the duff covered forest for 1 minute and you'll see a clearing. You'll arrive at the top of the wall. Walk down and left to find the approach gully, or build an anchor and rap in. As you walk down and left look for a large lone pine tree which below it rests 2 boulders with a little hallway in-between them. Through this little hallway is the horizontal crack for anchor building. Approach time 15-20 mins.

See for topo and beta.

Climbing Season

For the Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Mostly Harmless (alternative right start) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : Neat Wall
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By Shayna H
From: Culver City, CA
Sep 1, 2016
As of August 2016, there seems to be some sort of wasp nest/hang-out in the descent gully. I got stung up pretty badly walking down, so I'd recommend the rappel in - the horizontal crack below the tree does work well for gear anchors!
By Chad Namolik
From: Three Rivers, CA
Jan 18, 2017
yeah Shayna thanks! 2016 was the worst ever wasp&bee season! Best to rap in. The horizontal takes #2 to #4 cams or big hexes if I remember correctly.

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