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Biohazard S 
Bubonic S 
Buehler's Day Off S 
Chronic S 
Copernicus S 
Dark Matter S 
Galileo S 
Galileo Left S 
Planet X S 
Planet Y S 
Planetarium S 
Spaceballs S 
Subatomic S 
Unknown S 
Wind in the Willows S 

Planetarium / Gecko Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,252'
Location: 37.38453, -118.67785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 26, 2007

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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.

Getting There 

Approach from Sheila.

Climbing Season

For the Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Planetarium / Gecko Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Planetarium / Gecko Wall:
Unknown   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Subatomic   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Galileo Left   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 10535'   
Planetarium   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Chronic   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Atomic Gecko   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Planet Y   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Spaceballs   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Wind in the Willows   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Planet X   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dark Matter   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Copernicus   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Aug 28, 2011
This area is referred to as Gecko Wall in the Croft/Lewis guide.

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