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Absorbine Junior TR 
Blocks Direct, The T 
Blocks, The T,TR 
Bridging the Gap S 
Buckwheat S 
Caterpillar T,S 
Cave Crack T,TR 
Chicken fart T 
Cornered TR 
Crack of Dust T 
Empathy S 
Escapade S,TR 
Exit Stage Left T,TR 
Exit Stage Right / The L Word T 
False Mission Gorge Traverse.  
Fingerrip T 
Gallwas Crack T 
General Dynamics T,S 
Handyman  T 
Hangman's Climb S,TR 
Hidden Wall TR 
Intrinsic Value TR 
Knob Job TR 
Knob Job Bypass  T,TR 
Laundry Chute T 
Left Overture TR 
Lilley's Delight T 
Mariah T,TR 
Master of Defeet S 
Mickey Finn S 
Mission Gorge Traverse T 
Never Intended S 
Nutcracker T 
Obverse from the Gap S 
Owl, The T 
Perception of Buzzy Fuzzy Pelt, The T 
Prime Directive T,S 
Quack of Ducks T 
Quantum Leap S 
Rectum Roof T 
Rock On T,S 
Rock On Right S 
Sierra Club Chimney T,TR 
Suzie's Wild Ride S 
Sympathy T 
Thumb Aid Climb, The 
Thumb, The S 
Trapeze T 
Unnatural Act TR 
Wallflower TR 
Wasp, The T 

Main Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Main Area wall includes such great climbs as Mariah, Suzie's Wild Ride, Crack of Dust, Escapade, Empathy, and the Gorge's longest climb the Mission Gorge Traverse.

Getting There 

From the kiosk at the second climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks to the base of the main wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
Crack of Dust   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Mission Gorge Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Owl   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gallwas Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Quack of Ducks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 40'   
Hangman's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Mariah   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Empathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Rock On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Never Intended   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sympathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   
Prime Directive   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 50'   
General Dynamics   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Escapade   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quantum Leap   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Wasp   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Trapeze   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Obverse from the Gap   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Thumb   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Main Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Escapade (5.11a)

Escapade 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall
An excellent sport climb with sustained technical moves and slippery stances. This route involves climbing on small features and slippery sloping rock. Moving up to clip the third bolt involves a very cool stemming move to reach a large two-handed hold allowing a secure clip of the third bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Brad W
From: San Diego
Apr 5, 2012
One of the two hooks/carabiners atop Crack of Dust is pretty worn through--about 50% due to rope grooving. I don't know at what point it should be replaced, but please try not to TR off fixed hardware. Using two quickdraws is nearly as fast and will make the anchor last longer.

In fact, I don't really understand the hooks being there anyway...usually more of a sport climbing thing and seems pretty unique for MG.

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