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Raspberry Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Raspberry Wall is comprised of all the continuously climbable rock south of the beginning of the Oser Wall (Bearhug Arete) and is so named after reports of abundant raspberries found near the base.

This wall has been eyed by many, but remained undeveloped for years. It wasn't until Tim Steele and Tom Helvie "rediscovered" upper Scheelite Canyon that this wall was developed. Climbing here is a joy as the rock is of good quality, compact granite. Slopers, slabs, mantles, improbable roofs, and stemming corners are abundant.

It receives plenty of sun until about 2pm. Given the friction needed to send some of the cruxes, it's probably best to wait until afternoon to visit this wall, especially in the summer. Fall and Spring should be perfect no matter the time of day. If you want to climb interesting features and get away from the crowds of Lower Scheelite Canyon come on up to the Raspberry Wall.

Getting There 

Park and approach as for other Scheelite Canyon walls. Continue past the Planetarium Wall (also known as the Gecko Wall). The trail quickly turns into a steep series of talus steps on the left side of the canyon (R.I.P. Mike Srassman). Follow this "trail in progress" up and over a hill, past a cave w/ an obvious project (as of 7-1-09) and up another, smaller talus cone. Routes are all located along the clean section of featured, rock south of the Oser Wall (Bearhug Arete)on the left side of Upper Scheelite Canyon. Look for large roof systems low off the ground. Aprox. 10-15 min walk from the Gecko Wall.

Climbing Season

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

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Raspberry Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Raspberry Wall:
Funky Monkey   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Jenga   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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Featured Route For Raspberry Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Jenga

Jenga 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Raspberry Wall
Start up a short layback to a bulge. Carefully surmount the bulge and head up the low angle face on flakes to a mantle and stance at the base of a blank slab. Sketchy slab climbing leads up to an undercling and the giant roof flake/crack/jug thing. Climb out the roof to a horizontal crack on the lip. Make a strenuous clip to protect the traverse left. Head up a small corner/arete and easier face to anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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