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Discovery Wall is one of the major formations in the Eastern District. There a variety of climbs and climbing styles available from WAY trad climbs like "The Embarassment of Rich's" to way sport climbs like "Stupendous Man" (though an optional piece down low is helpful).
There are two ways to reach Discovery Wall when approaching from the Eastern District parking lot. 1. Go up the trail and at the first fork go right until you hit the very right end of Discovery Wall at a large roof feature (The Roof). 2. Follow the trail to the left veering right at the "Bat" Gate Closure for the caves trail. When it appears you will start switchbacking you have two options. Most hikers end up walking to the right because they are unfamiliar with the trail that otherwise heads sharp back left to the Reservoir. To hit the middle of the wall go right. To hit the left end of the wall go sharp back left toward the Grotto feature. After 20 feet head back right along the wall squeezing between a rock and the wall being careful to avoid poison oak near the base.
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Portent 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
Ordeal 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Trauma 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Plague 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Broken Arrow 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Cosmos 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Power Point 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Cosmos 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
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This is a good route. The guidebook describes it as "spectacular" and "puts the leader in vry phtogenic positions."Climb up to a bolt, move left and around/over a roof. The 1st bolt is a bit less useful if you blow it before the 2nd bolt. The rock around the 2nd bolt seemed to have a crack in it. Continue up past 6 more bolts. Supposedly you can get a small cam in between the 5th and 6th bolts....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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