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Cracked Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge T,S 
60 Minutes T,TR 
60 Seconds Over Soledad T,TR 
Bob's Cling TR 
Burn Permit S 
Camel S,TR 
Civilized Evil T,TR 
Crank You, Thank You S 
Crankin' S 
Curley Shuffle S 
Dirty Rat's Crack T 
Guide's Area TR 
Humps T 
Lama T,S,TR 
Mouse Maze T,S 
Namasté T,S 
No Permit Required S 
Only Way To Fly S,TR 
Rat Race S 
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit) TR 
Western Airlines S 
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Cracked Wall  


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Description 

This is the main cragging destination by droves on the weekends. You will find one 5.6 crack and a lot of 5.10 and above face climbs that are top-ropable here. Mostly sport, some routes require pro to lead. Enough routes to last you a good day, and plenty of fun projects to spend some time on. Check out Camel, Lama, Western Airlines, Curly Shuffle, and Only Way to Fly.

It's always shady since the trees shade it, and the TR anchors for the far left and right routes are easily found by following the worn trails around the rock.

Getting There 

From the entrance to Bishop Peak hiking area, follow the trail markers indicating Bishop Peak trail. You should head up and then left into the trees. From there, you'll find a post that shows where the climber trail breaks off. This is basically Approaches for Dummies.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cracked Wall:
60 Seconds Over Soledad   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mouse Maze   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 40'   
Civilized Evil   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Camel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lama   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
No Permit Required   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Only Way To Fly   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Burn Permit   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Humps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Crank You, Thank You   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Western Airlines   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rat Race   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Crankin'   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Curley Shuffle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Photos of Cracked Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Cracked Routes 2 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes 2 of 3
A photo montage of the center area of Cracked Wall.
BETA PHOTO: A photo montage of the center area of Cracked Wall...
Right Side of Cracked Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Right Side of Cracked Wall.
Bryson, age 2-1/2 years, enjoys the excellent climbing on the Cracked Wall at Bishops Peak.
Bryson, age 2-1/2 years, enjoys the excellent clim...
Here's a photo montage of the area around Camel (far left from the parking area, or furthest south)
BETA PHOTO: Here's a photo montage of the area around Camel (f...
The furthest right side of Cracked Wall (or most North). Photo montage.
BETA PHOTO: The furthest right side of Cracked Wall (or most N...
Cracked Routes - 1 of 3
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Routes - 1 of 3
Cracked Wall lies in the trees, just off the main hiking trail to the summit.
BETA PHOTO: Cracked Wall lies in the trees, just off the main ...
Cracked 3 of 3
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Left Side of Cracked Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Left Side of Cracked Wall.
Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through the Guide's Area, at Bishop Peak.
Bryson Fienup (age 6 in this photo) climbs through...

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By Slater
Jul 10, 2009
I was just told by Ken Klis, who heard it from Blazer (who climbs at Cracked Wall a lot!) that there has been tons of chipping going on at Cracked Wall recently. Does anyone know anything about it? He said it was mainly at the crux of the routes. This totally sucks!!!!
By John Dalbey
Jul 14, 2009
I was climbing on P-Wall on Tuesday July 7 around noon and heard what sounded like hammering on rock and then a power tool. My partner didn't
hear it so I didn't investigate. Perhaps what I heard was chipping on Cracked Wall.
By John Knight
Aug 23, 2010
For more information on climbing at Cracked Wall or anywhere on Bishop Peak go to centralcoastclimbing.com/topos... to download a free excerpt from the Bishop Peak e-Guide. If you want a full copy of the June 2010 e-Guide, send me an e-mail.

Enjoy!

John
john@centralcoastclimbing.com