REI Community
The Scrutinizer

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bazookaed in Monterrey S 
Bling Bling S 
Blood Meridian S 
Bubba Louie S 
Bury Me Standing S 
Canadian Route S 
Central Scrutinizer S 
Foopa S 
Full Throttle S 
Golden Puff S 
Gringo Disco S 
Joe's Garage S 
Mecasuit S 
Mr. Pmosh S 
Quick Draw Mcgraw S 
Sabroso S 
Slip of the Tongue S 
Something old, Something New S 
Upside-down Cacker S 

The Scrutinizer Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 4,956
Administrators: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Feb 15, 2007

91° | 73°

88° | 73°

88° | 73°

89° | 73°

92° | 73°

94° | 74°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


Also known as the Central Scrutinizer. The Scrutinizer stays shady in the winter due to the huge cliffs across the way. Access couldn't be much easier -- just walk up and down the aqueduct to find your route. There is a large bulge on the left side and a cave right in the middle of the crag.

This east-facing wall showcases some excellent one and two-pitch routes. All of the routes are easily accessible from the road making this an excellent location for an end-of-day climb. Jeff Jackson likens this wall to 'a belly replete with navel.'

Getting There 

East-facing crag right above the aqueduct past the pool complex on the right side of the road.

This wall is located about 100' to the right of Black Cat Bone on La Selva. Belays for all routes are from the aqueduct located on the right-hand side of the road (as you enter Potrero).

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Scrutinizer

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Scrutinizer:
Gringo Disco   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Scrutinizer

Featured Route For The Scrutinizer
Rock Climbing Photo: Jordan Otto reaches the face on Golden Puff.

Golden Puff 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  North America : Mexico : ... : The Scrutinizer
Start on the center line of bolts (shares first 2 bolts with Blood Meridian) on the large low-angle ramp near the orange pole on the aqueduct. Climb straight up through roof, climb the face, and then pull through the center of the big brown bulge (this finish is steep and very nice!)....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Comments on The Scrutinizer Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About