Great Wall of China
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China Wall in the afternoon
While the Warm Up Wall is more likely to see traffic at any given time, and the Pub Wall can have a higher density of climbers, overall the Great Wall of China offers the biggest scene in the Gorge. Morning shade, full afternoon sun. A broad, level bench at its base provides a comfortable hang out spot for man and beast.
As far as the climbing goes, the Great Wall has among the most routes of any area in the Gorge as well as one of the highest concentrations of .8's and .9's (which see a lot of activity/abuse and are becoming polished) though there are also a lot of worthwhile 10's and 11s. In my opinion, the are no super-classics on the Great Wall w/ the possible exception of Aurora (I'll never know).
There is an outhouse a little bit upstream and across the river.
The best way to get to the Great Wall is probably via the Central Gully approach. The approach from the CG parking lot takes about 20 minutes.
Weather station 18.4 miles from here
26 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Wall of China:
China Doll 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Tsing Tao 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 100'
Peking Duck 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Cornercopia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Tsunami 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Geisha Girl 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Aurora 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 100'
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Cornercopia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
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Two pitch route with the first pitch rated at 5.10a and the second pitch rated at 5.11b.The first pitch climbs next to a crack and is about 90 feet or so. The second pitch is a steep dihedral and is beautiful. The crux is getting out of a small overhanging section after clipping the third bolt. The climb gets easier up top, where good stemming is required.Note: The second pitch enters the corner directly above the first pitch anchors. The route does not climb the overhanging arete to the left of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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