The Gun Club Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: You'll know you're in the right place as you head ...
The Gun Club is a small canyon with routes lining both sides. The majority of the routes are relatively short (40 ft), but the short approach and quality of the routes make this a great crag for an evening outing, or an all-day climbfest.
The south wall (north facing) gets shade from mid-morning onwards, while the north wall (south facing) gets sun for most of the day. The rock here is sharp, and requires careful technique as well as some callouses. =)
This approach is AWESOME; One of the easiest at La Madre! Take the 215 beltway to the West Cheyenne Ave. exit. Head west on Cheyenne past a small strip mall with a Chevron sign. The road curves to the right (north) and eventually intersects Alexander. BEFORE intersecting Alexander there is a dirt road heading west (left) toward the base of the escarpment. Follow this dirt road to an obvious parking area. You should see parallel canyon walls of The Gun Club to the West. Take the five-minute hike following the wash up the canyon to the base of the cliffs.
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
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BETA PHOTO: View from lower (gravel) parking area
Brian climbing on fossils! ;-)
View of the small Gun Club canyon from the parking...
By Jeff McJenn
Jul 25, 2012
be careful climbing at the Gun Club during the hot months. My friend and I were about to do a route on the right wall and while looking up into a large pocket immediately after the 5.11 corner and there we saw no less than about 70 bees swarming around, making the sky have a blackish tint...uber sketchy..
By Eric A Beck
Nov 22, 2016
The driving instructions are from 2006 and there has been a lot of construction since. We climbed there today and would like to make them current.
1. Take the 215 beltway and exit at Cheyenne, turn left (west).
2. Cheyenne curves around to the north and becomes Cliff Shadows Parkway. Follow it to Alexander.
3. Turn left on Alexander and go the end, a little over a block. Turn left into a small city park with bathrooms. Park. The cliffs are visible to the west,.
Mar 26, 2017
Couple groups got stung by aggressive wasps today on both north and south walls. If you're allergic bring your pen.