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A Slight Problem Along the Way T 
Another Quick Shower T 
Bar is Open, The T 
Cinquante Briques T 
Cinque Briquettes (variation) T 
Come On, Animals! TR 
Dancing Like a Nutter T 
Le Grande (L'Extension) T 
Le Petit Oiseau Mort T 
Lovely Snowball T 
More Romantic than Casablanca T 
That Bastard Gérard! T 
You Old Fool T 

Wall 1 Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Most of the Wall 1 routes.


Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Buntaine focused on just the right piece afte...
Mark Buntaine focused on just the right piece after the starting crux of "Lovely Snowball" (4/19/14)

The first wall in the canyon (with the shortest lines from 70' to 90'). Plenty of fun with a few of the more challenging crux routes, primarily getting over the overhanging bulges on the right-side. For people new to the area, the very inviting "Lovely Snowball" will give you a good feeling for what to expect throughout the canyon. A 50m rope will just get you to the ground from the rap rings.

Rock Climbing Photo: The shared crux of "Cinquante Briques" a...
The shared crux of "Cinquante Briques" and the "Cinque Briquettes" variation---double your pleasure.

For surmounting the bulge, "That Bastard Gerard" and "Plug the Fish in, Cowboy" are probably the simplest, but for a deceiving and devious crux, get on "Cinquante Briques" or the "Cinque Briquettes" variation --- both much better when done on lead.

Rock Climbing Photo: The bulge-route starts
The bulge-route starts

Getting There 

See the information for getting to "Panic Town." This is the first wall in the canyon

Climbing Season

For the Panic Town area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Wall 1

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wall 1:
Dancing Like a Nutter   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lovely Snowball   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 90'   
Another Quick Shower   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 90'   
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Featured Route For Wall 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark following on the upper section of "Le Gr...

Le Grande (L'Extension) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Central Coast : ... : Wall 1
From the top of "Le Petit Oiseau Mort," walk the thin plank straight right passing a deep, pod/hole (that will almost take gear) to the first crack, then head straight up, encountering diagonal seams and a short, two-move lieback, finishing on face moves for the last 15' or so. Sling the big boulder in combo with a #2 in the crack for a comfy anchor. Walk off down the gully or cross over to the rap rings. From the top of "Le Petit" cross right and then head up the first crack and then the face above that. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The well-camo'd rap station on Wall 1. The anchors...
BETA PHOTO: The well-camo'd rap station on Wall 1. The anchors...

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By Robert Holder
May 31, 2015
Thanks for putting the work into cleaning this place up! A much needed trad crag in SB :)

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