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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Discovery Wall:
Portent 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
Swallow Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Nailbox Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Ordeal 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Wet Kiss 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Jorgie's Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Stupendous Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Verdict (direct) 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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