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Memorial Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9157, -121.0149 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jan 20, 2003
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This wall contains the shortest routes in the Auburn Cliffs area, but each route holds it's own. 5 Sport routes presently range from 5.6 to 5.11b, most in the middle.

This rock is named for Kirk Arens, a climber who once frequented the area, whose plaque once adorned the rock. The plaque has since been removed, but his legacy lives on.

The rock will be of a different type of limestone than many of the other cliffs, and somewhat resembles granite in feel. The climbing is primarily near vertical to vertical. Many of the easier routes are sustained, and make for excellent climbing once you've warmed up on the simpler routes of the scale wall across the way.

This wall sees shade in the afternoon, and is a great refuge from the blistering hot red rock of the scale wall.

Getting There 

Estimated time from the parking lot: 20 minutes.

From the entrance to the Auburn cliffs valley, this is the darker colored rock immediately to the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Memorial Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Memorial Wall:
Sneaky   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Featured Route For Memorial Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting it done!! Photo by Travis Mortz

Short Term Memory 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Memorial Wall
Climb the rightmost bolted route on the Memorial Wall.This route heads up a couple of ledges on a slab. Finish using some little crimpers for the crux. Rock is solid, but the route is too short to be given any more stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of memorial wall
BETA PHOTO: Right side of memorial wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The Memorial Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The Memorial Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: from left to right:  Community Chest, 5.6  Kirk Ar...
BETA PHOTO: from left to right: Community Chest, 5.6 Kirk Ar...

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By Boriss
From: Sacramento
Apr 7, 2013
Any easy accessible top rope anchors on memorial wall? Or do you need to lead climb up to set them up?
By Brennen T
From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 8, 2013
i would say this is a lead only wall, i suppose it is possible to get a TR for the 5.6 but its really not worth the effort. all of the TR goes on at the scale wall, but you should lead the anyways! if your going to TR please use your own biners and dont go through the chains to keep the wear down on them since this area has become pretty popular lately

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