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Scale Wall 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Norman Boles and George Watson, late 80's or early 90's
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Oct 19, 2002

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Best route at the cliffs.

Closes at dusk, and most parking areas are self-paid MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Climb the second route from the right on the Scale wall, just to the left of Landslide (5.8).

Climbing is sustained up the crack, keep moving so you don't run out of gas! Well protected, though still dirty in the top sections.

The top of the route is considerably simpler, but you've got 45 feet of traversy crack before you get there!

Protection 

7 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor. Walk around the right of the rock to gain access to the top anchors for a top rope.


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By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 3, 2013

Best route on the wall.
By Colin Szehner
From: Oakland, Ca
Sep 25, 2013

Awesome climb up the crack, sustained and technical. However I am curious about the bolt placements being below the crack on the traverse.....
By John.Leeman
From: Davis, California
Oct 13, 2013

This route needs a name! How do feel about "Scale Wall" Aaron??
By Craig Thornley
From: Auburn, California
Jan 26, 2014

We've been calling it Smooth Scaling.
By Rude Boy
From: San Francisco, CA
May 13, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Not too shabby! Exceeded my expectations. I found decent hands on crimps and pockets all the way up but not so good feet in spots. Sections of smearing on the traverse. Yeah the bolt placements are kinda weird on the traverse but manageable.
By Dan Austin
From: San Francisco, CA
Aug 20, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Tons of fun, buckets the whole way with some crappy feet giving it the grade in the beginning!
By Julian Bobilev
Jan 12, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Loved this climb! Such cool features on it. The fist pocket at the top is awesome and so is the gaston seam at the bottom, and the arcing cracks the rest of the way. Would be even better except for all the dirt.
By kennethsime
From: Berkeley, California
May 30, 2016

Jim Thornburg gives deems this route the eponymous "Scale Wall."
By King Tut
Jun 16, 2016

This route was put up by Norman Boles and George Watson in the late 80's or early 90's IIRC. Cant' remember what they called it but I took a top rope on it right after they dug it out that was the FA. They bolted and lead it later.
By Mike Ferrell
From: San Francisco, CA
Aug 22, 2016

This climb was a ton of fun. Significantly more difficult if you go slow on the first 2 bolts and get pumped before the crack traverse.

Careful of the X'd hold near the bolts