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Handy Capable S 
Howler Monkey S 
Hunger Pains S 
Invisible Flying Gargoyles S 
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Mr. Whipple's Wild Ride S 
Obliteration Divine S 
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Wreckage Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 9, 2003

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The lower tricky crux of Triathlon.

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This is another fine addition to the growing number of cleanedsport walls at Auburn. You will find slabs, aretes, funkyfeatures and overhangs in this 50 foot wall. Someday there mayeven be some second pitches above the newly developed lowersection. There are currently 11 climbs of very varieddifficulty, from 5.7 - 5.12, with a few projects that are harderthan that.

There is a large chossy bulge in the middle of The Wreckage Wall,and this rock sits on both sides of that bulge, with a routegoing directly through the middle just for good measure.

This wall cooks in the sun on a warm summer afternoon, but whenit's not 110 degrees on the rock, the climbing is quite pleasant.All routes lower off of top anchors.

Getting There 

Walk past the entrance level climbs uphill, and Wreckage Wall is on your left. Can't miss all the bolted routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Wreckage Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wreckage Wall:
Hunger Pains   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ticks Dig Me   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Obliteration Divine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Bionic Bitch Slap   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Howler Monkey   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Destructomatic   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mr. Whipple's Wild Ride   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Confusion Tactics   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Triathlon   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Invisible Flying Gargoyles   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Wreckage Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex Honnold on Invisible Flying Gargoyles

Invisible Flying Gargoyles 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Wreckage Wall
Start up the first three bolts of Handy Capable, but where that route veers right, continue straight up the slightly overhanging shallow dihedral via big moves on perfect rock. At the sixth bolt you can bail left (12b) or go straight up (12c - better!)....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Rough
Aug 18, 2012
I just added the current routes to the Wreckage Wall as a sampler of what Auburn has to offer. Don't forget, the potential of this wall is probably ~25% scratched, if that even...
By mike carville
Feb 16, 2013
Hello Aaron,
Ran into John Robinson at the Auburn Quarry yesterday. We climb there a few weeks ago for the first time and had fun. On the way out we looked at Wreckage Wall and big cliff to right - wow! Also checked out the Well area. John said you are the guy to talk to about new routes. Wanted to let you know that we started a couple lines on the big wall. Release the Lions .11c goes to old anchors center of wall. Just to the left of that is Chariots on Fire .11bish. Both lines are about 100 ft.

To the left of those lines, we fixed a 200 ft line. We have TR the moves, done some cleaning and drilled a couple bolts. Should come in at mid 5.11. As the local guide book author we wanted to introduce ourselves (Mike Carville/Josh Horniak) and let you know what we've been up to there. Should be a great winter cliff. We may be out there Sunday. If you're around come up and jump on the new lines. Cheers, Mike
By Lance Anderson
Apr 20, 2015
Warning: Rattlesnake. We saw a good sized rattlesnake at the base of wreckage wall. It was April 18th at about 1pm. The snake came down the hill and into the rockpile at the base of the wall, far left side. It appears the rattler lives in the rock pile. Be cautious on the left side of the wall, with backpacks too.
By Abhay Patil
Jul 15, 2016
Do we have cracks to climb here?

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