Planetarium / Gecko Wall Rock Climbing
This wall begins just past the 'Pratt's Crack Area' where the wall touches the creek. In the Spring, the creek crossing can be a bit tricky if the water is high, but it is usually a mellow affair.
The wall was mostly the work of Louie Anderson, and contains the heaviest concentration of 5.12's in the canyon to date. All the routes are good, with a few being exceptional. 'Atomic Gecko' is a popular local classic, as is 'Wind in the Willows', which can be done at .11d or .12d with the extension. The routes tend to be a little steeper and pumpier than most others in Sheelite CYN. The climbing features lots of sid-pulls and technical laybacking.
Approach from Sheila.
Weather station 12.0 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Planetarium / Gecko Wall
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Planetarium / Gecko Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Planetarium / Gecko Wall:
Subatomic 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Chronic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Planet Y 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Planet X 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Planetarium / Gecko Wall
By Bryan G
Aug 28, 2011
This area is referred to as Gecko Wall in the Croft/Lewis guide.