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This is THE CHILL ZONE. It is the tall, wide, tilted platform that juts out into the ocean and is visible from afar. When the mobs congeal and the cheerleading begins, you will see why the name is so appropriate. It is very exposed, and thus balmy in summer and blustery in the winter. This area consists of several different sections, starting from the Whale's Head on the right, passing the pyramidal buttress of YumYum Wall, the raised cave of Recital Hall, to the main point of the Music Hall, and on down to the Broken Faces. A vast majority of the routes here are traditional climbs, although most people come here to climb only four routes: the beginner classic Wedding Route, the grade-pusher 79 Finals, the unorthodox Big Drum, and the style-challenging Fingercrack. If you aren't sucked in by the lackadaisical atmosphere, there are many other stellar climbs to be done.
From Schoolgate: Hike along the coast for about 20-25 minutes. Scramble over the boulders in the schoolgate area, pass the ponds and fishing holes until you reach the traverse. You can climb over the traverse or take it directly (easy 5th class), but be mindful of the fall -- it's a good six meters or so onto barely submerged rocks or coral.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (4) Music Hall:
Wedding Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 85'
79 Finals/F'ing Fall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 50'
Big Drum 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 50'
Finger Crack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 50'
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Shield 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Asia : Taiwan : ... : (4) Music Hall
This is a classic thin test-piece high above the surf. Originally done on gear, then retroblted in the 90's, it has been restored to its former glory.Approach the route via Moby Dick or any other combination of cracks below the Whale's Head. Instead of mounting the head itself, belay from the obvious grassy platform.Move up some blocky stone to an awkward sidestep onto a small ledge below a black streak. It's more overhanging than it looks. Move quickly to avoid a pump, getting your fin...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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