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The Scrutinizer Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Feb 15, 2007

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Also known as the Central Scrutinizer. The Scrutinizer stays shady in the winter due to the huge cliffs across the way. Access couldn't be much easier -- just walk up and down the aqueduct to find your route. There is a large bulge on the left side and a cave right in the middle of the crag.

This east-facing wall showcases some excellent one and two-pitch routes. All of the routes are easily accessible from the road making this an excellent location for an end-of-day climb. Jeff Jackson likens this wall to 'a belly replete with navel.'

Getting There 

East-facing crag right above the aqueduct past the pool complex on the right side of the road.

This wall is located about 100' to the right of Black Cat Bone on La Selva. Belays for all routes are from the aqueduct located on the right-hand side of the road (as you enter Potrero).

Climbing Season

For the El Potrero Chico area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Scrutinizer

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Scrutinizer:
Gringo Disco   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
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Joe's Garage 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  North America : Mexico : ... : The Scrutinizer
P1: 5.9P2: 5.11aSame start as Canadian Route. Climb to the first bolt then head up and left (but not as far left as the Canadian Route) to a small roof. On pitch 2 pull the roof and trend left. Anchors end about 3 meters above the anchors for Gringo Disco. This route is often climbed as one 50m pitch.Variation on the start of pitch 2: you can follow bolts out left instead of pulling the roof (this is called “John’s Got A Sausage”). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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