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The Big Chief Center Wall is just that: it's big. It's basalt, and it contains many climbs for climbers of all abilities (5.7 - 5.13+). Most of the climbs are sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.12 range on primarily overhung rock.
Approach time: 15 - 30 minutes.
28 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Center Wall:
War Path 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
War Paint 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Toilet Earth 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Route Stealers From Hell 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Too Light to Wait 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 30'
Mohawk 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Killer Bee 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Flamethrower 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Big Chief Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Pow Wow 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Headrush 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Raindance 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Totally Chawsome 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
All Guns Blazing 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch
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All Guns Blazing 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Center Wall
A very steep overhanging face with long sustained moves through the left side of a large cave. The crux is the first few moves which lead to "easier" 5.12 climbing. Be prepared for a serious pump....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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