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Predator Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Predator Wall is one of the outstanding crags for the climber wanting something a little more challenging with it's collection of excellent 5.12 routes.

The popular Predator Wall - South Face is a popular destination when the weather is cold while the lesser known Predator Wall - North Face with it's handful of less steep but technical outings is a good choice when it's warm.

Getting There 

Drive in to a point even with the Roadside Crag and then head right (west) to join a road that heads south into another canyon that runs parallel to the main one with Raven Rocks etc.

  • The old road that leads to the south face of the Predator Wall has been closed off, and now you must park at the mouth of the canyon next to some large rocks that block off the old road.

The approach takes about 5-10 minutes from the parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Predator Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Predator Wall:
Vertigo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Predator Wall - South Face
Hero Worship   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Predator Wall - South Face
Sex Predator/Sex Deviant   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Predator Wall - South Face
Rainbow Drive   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Predator Wall - South Face
Brown Recluse   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Predator Wall - North Face
Hallraker   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Predator Wall - South Face
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Featured Route For Predator Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam Owings on The Mental Block.

Mental Block 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  California : High Desert : ... : Predator Wall - South Face
Climbs the right side of the cave, just right of Crack in the Armor (5.12a). Steep, reachy, bouldery start takes you past the "Mental Block" to a vertical finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By G Halsne
Feb 22, 2016
Does anyone have an beta on the routes on the north side as far as order and location? Iwould gather something like this:

1) Red Tail Arete
2) Brown Recluse
3) One Eyed Jack?
4) Black Widow? ( with a right split line?)

The seemingly right most bolt line splits a few bolts up and the left way goes through a short Dihedral/chimney ending at chains with a plastic Hawaiian hula figurine.. The right variant appears to go over the bulge and has separate anchors?

One eyed jack is described as being the 3rd bolt line from left going through a Chimney, which seems to be the larger, left dihedral feature and would make sense.

What is the lone route out on the thin slabby east facing section of the Predator?

By drjman
Feb 22, 2016
Left to right:

1. Red Tail Arete 5.12a (50’) 5 bolts
2. Brown Recluse 5.11c/d (45’) 5 bolts
3. One-Eyed Jack 5.10c (40’) 5 bolts
4. Camp Stalker 5.10d (55’) 6 bolts (shares first 3 bolts with Black Widow)
5. Black Widow 5.11b (55’)7 bolts (shares first 3 bolts with Camp Stalker)
6. Crew of One 5.10b (40’) 4 bolts

Stay tuned for a new guidebook! ;-)

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