This is another fine addition to the growing number of cleanedsport walls at Auburn. You will find slabs, aretes, funkyfeatures and overhangs in this 50 foot wall. Someday there mayeven be some second pitches above the newly developed lowersection. There are currently 11 climbs of very varieddifficulty, from 5.7 - 5.12, with a few projects that are harderthan that.
There is a large chossy bulge in the middle of The Wreckage Wall,and this rock sits on both sides of that bulge, with a routegoing directly through the middle just for good measure.
This wall cooks in the sun on a warm summer afternoon, but whenit's not 110 degrees on the rock, the climbing is quite pleasant.All routes lower off of top anchors.
Walk past the entrance level climbs uphill, and Wreckage Wall is on your left. Can't miss all the bolted routes.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
15 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Triathlon 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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Howler Monkey 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Sacramento Valley/Foothills
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Climb the start of Local Yokel (5.8), and instead of heading up onto the chosspile, head up and right into a large (10 -12 feet) feature on nearly vertical rock. Traverse the feature using anything you can find to hold onto, and then top out to the top anchors.The feature is awesome, and requires quite a bit of fancy footwork. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for Wreckage Wall
Josh cleaning/bolting Chariots on Fire .11b/c and ...
Howler Monkey .10d. Wreckage Wall, Auburn Quarry, ...
Upper end of the quarry near Twin Towers.
Aug 18, 2012
I just added the current routes to the Wreckage Wall as a sampler of what Auburn has to offer. Don't forget, the potential of this wall is probably ~25% scratched, if that even...
By mike carville
Feb 16, 2013
Ran into John Robinson at the Auburn Quarry yesterday. We climb there a few weeks ago for the first time and had fun. On the way out we looked at Wreckage Wall and big cliff to right - wow! Also checked out the Well area. John said you are the guy to talk to about new routes. Wanted to let you know that we started a couple lines on the big wall. Release the Lions .11c goes to old anchors center of wall. Just to the left of that is Chariots on Fire .11bish. Both lines are about 100 ft.
To the left of those lines, we fixed a 200 ft line. We have TR the moves, done some cleaning and drilled a couple bolts. Should come in at mid 5.11. As the local guide book author we wanted to introduce ourselves (Mike Carville/Josh Horniak) and let you know what we've been up to there. Should be a great winter cliff. We may be out there Sunday. If you're around come up and jump on the new lines. Cheers, Mike