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Absorbine Junior 
Blocks Direct, The 
Blocks, The 
Bridging the Gap 
Buckwheat 
Caterpillar 
Cave Crack 
Chicken fart 
Chicken Heart 
Cornered 
Crack of Dust 
Empathy 
Escapade 
Exit Stage Left 
Exit Stage Right / The L Word 
False Mission Gorge Traverse.  
Fingerrip 
Gallwas Crack 
General Dynamics 
Handyman  
Hangman's Climb 
Intrinsic Value 
Knob Job 
Knob Job Bypass  
Laundry Chute 
Left Overture 
Lilley's Delight 
Mariah 
Master of Defeet 
Mickey Finn 
Misbegotten 
Mission Gorge Traverse 
Never Intended 
Nutcracker 
Obverse from the Gap 
Owl, The 
Prime Directive 
Quack of Ducks 
Quantum Leap 
Rectum Roof 
Rock On 
Rock On Right 
Suzie's Wild Ride 
Sympathy 
Thumb Aid Climb, The 
Thumb, The 
Trapeze 
Unnatural Act 
Waiting for Bruce 
Wasp, The 
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Description 

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.


50 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Wall:
Crack of Dust   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
The Owl   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Mission Gorge Traverse   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Suzie's Wild Ride   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gallwas Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Hangman's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Quack of Ducks   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 40'   
Nutcracker   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Mariah   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sympathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 40'   
Never Intended   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Empathy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Rock On   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Rectum Roof   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
General Dynamics   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 30'   
Escapade   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Quantum Leap   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Trapeze   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Obverse from the Gap   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Thumb   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Bryan Ferris finishing up The Thumb. <br />

The Thumb 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  CA : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall
This climb uses a variety of powerful sloping side pulls, a few crimps and pinches. The technical crux is probably between bolts 2-4, but keeping it together until you reach the great jugs after the 5th bolt isn't easy. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Alan Nelson using a ground-down hook on a clean, hammerless, no-bolts lead of the forgotten A5 test piece "Misbegotten" 1976 unknown photographer, Original submission: Pywiak (rc.com)
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By Brad W
From: San Diego
Apr 5, 2012
CONDITION REPORT 

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.