Owens River Gorge

Climbs 1000 – Rocktype Pillow lava – Altitude 1835m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The main sport climbing crag near Bishop. Loads of routes, though not much below 5.9

Access notes
Approached tend to be bad chos-filled gullies that feel like trying to downclimb 5.10s that are falling apart. Only reasonable decent we found was the walk into the Upper Gorge at the north end of the climbing.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 POWERHOUSE WALL  
2Valley 5.85.10a **2
 BIG TOWER  
4Coming Attractions5.8 **2
5Anonymous Bolter5.5 **2
6Sneak Preview5.9 *1
 PINK FACE  
8Natural Lite5.6 *2
9Rapscallion5.7 *2
10Leave No Trace5.4 *2
11Mile High Crack5.8 **1
12Wowie Zowie5.10a ***2
 DEAD CROW BUTTRESS  
14Corvus Mortis5.6 1
 WARNING SIGNS WALL  
16Warning Signs5.10d ***5
17PG135.9 **1
 BANANA BELT  
19Northern Lite5.7 **3
20Paradise5.9 ***3
21Monsters of Rock5.11b *1
 PUB WALL  
23Wonderbar5.10d *5
24Gary Gray5.10b **6
25Abitarot5.10a ***21
26Abitafun5.9 ***4
27Not Too Stout5.7 2
28Homebrew5.11c 2
29Hardly Wallbanger5.10c ***18
30Hungover5.11b ***14
31High Ball5.11c **1
32High Ball - High Sobriety Variation5.11a ***3
33Menace to Sobriety5.11c **1
34Hammered5.11b ***3
35Light Within5.10c ***12
 RIVERSIDE ISLAND  
37Conquistadors Without Swords5.13b **1
 SOCIAL PLATFORM  
39Nirvana5.10a ***10
40Expressway5.11b ***11
41Darshan aka Ripoff5.12b ***9
42Ned Guy's Proud Pearl Necklace5.11d **4
43Chillin' at the Grill5.11d ***5
44Orange Peel5.10c ***12
45Fresh Squeezed5.11c *1
46Skeleton's in the Closet5.11b ***2
47Bone Up5.10d ***3
48Santana5.11c ***3
 NEGRESS WALL  
50Imprisoned Behind Lies5.6 **4
51Fear of a Black Planet5.10a **11
52Ambassadors of Funk5.10b ***7
 WARM UP WALL  
54Welcome to the Gorge5.9 **16
55Clip Jr.5.6 ***6
56High Seas5.7 ***14
57Crowd Pleaser5.9 ***22
58Humbly Mumbly Jumbly5.10b ***15
59Babushka5.8 ***18
60What Up?5.10b *6
 FAULTY TOWER  
62Fender Strat5.10a 3
63Crash Landing5.11a ***1
 MYSTICAL TRICKS CLIFF  
65Tricks in Motion5.10a ***1
66Done With Spare Change From Mikeys Pocket5.10b **1
 GREAT WALL OF CHINA - RIGHT  
68Marco Polo's Boys Go Dirty Dancing5.8 **2
 GREAT WALL OF CHINA - CENTER  
70Mandarin Orange5.11b ***6
71Peking Duck5.10d ***3
72Yellow Peril5.10c **7
73Yelow Peril - Yellow Belly Variation5.9 **3
74Tiananmen Square5.10c **4
75Ghengis Khan5.11b **5
76Wrath of Khan5.11c ***3
77Kung Pao5.11b **2
78Kung Pao/Wrath of Khan Link Up5.11c ***1
 GREAT WALL OF CHINA - LEFT  
80Child of Light5.9 **5
81Heart of the Sun5.9 ***12
82Fortune Cookie5.9 *3
83Enter The Dragon5.8 *3
84China Doll5.8 ***10
85Tsing Tao5.10b ***11
86Black Hole5.12b ***2
87Split Decision5.11a **2
88Morning Wood5.11a ***1
 SOLARIUM  
90Venom5.11c **1
91Sendero Luminoso5.10b ***5
92Menace II Society5.10b *1
 EMERGENCY ROOM  
94Show Us Your Tits5.10c ***5
 STAYING POWER TOWERS  
96Direct North Face5.11b *1
97Members Only5.10d ***2
98Don't look up5.10b **2
99Insane in the Membrane5.12b ***1
 WIERD CORNER  
101Hey Bubba Watch This5.10c **1
102Don't Make Me Laugh5.9 *1
 ELDORADO ROOF  
104Gape Index5.12c ***1
105Letter Bomb5.11c **1
106What Me Worry5.12b *1
107Godzilla Does the Dizzy Tango5.12a ***1
 MOTHERSHIP CLIFF  
109Excelsior5.12d ***2
110Pirahna5.12b **2
111Bird of Prey5.11c **2
 FUN HOUSE  
113Melts in your mouth5.10c ***2
 DILITHIUM CRYSTAL  
115Enterprise5.12b ***2
116Dr. Claw5.11d ***1
117Photon Torpedo5.11b ***4
118Mind Meld5.12b ***2
119Lieutenant Uhura5.11c ***4
120Klingon5.12a ***3
 GORGEOUS TOWERS  
122Gorgeous5.10b ***20
123C'mon Knucko5.11b ***9
124Knucko's Pride of the North5.11b ***7
125The-Aretical5.11b **3
126Giveaway5.10a ***14
127Sea Cow5.11a ***1
128Wacked Scenario5.10b ***3
 HOLY TRINITY WALL  
130Pick Pocket5.11a ***8
 UPPER ELBOW ROOM  
132Induced Labour5.10d **3
133Post Partum5.10a **4
134Stella5.8 **9
 WARM OUT WALL  
136Chicken Belly5.10a **2
137Ace Cashier5.10a **1
 ALL YOU CAN EAT CLIFF  
139Cinderella5.9 ***10
140Step Right Up5.8 *6
141O Henry!5.11c **1
142Crotalulsley Challenged5.6 *4
143Carnubiator5.10a *2
 GOTHAM CITY  
145Grindrite5.11b ***4
146Double Flipper5.9 **5
147Machine Gun Jumblies5.10a ***6
148Dr Evil5.10a ***6
149Tall Dollar5.10b **1
 CRACKED TOWERS  
151Silence of the Poodles5.8 1
152Superfly5.10c ***1
 DIHEDRALS  
154Chossman of The desert5.10d ***3
155Good Friday5.10c **2
156Towel Rack5.10d **2
157Bonfire of the Panties5.11b **1
158O.R.G. asm5.11a ***4
 NOT CHECKED  
160D.W.P.5.11c **2
161Flashflood5.12b ***2
162Pumping Groundwater5.11d ***2
163Boy Wonder5.10d **1
164Penguin5.12b ***1
165Pop Goes the Weasel5.11b **1
166Bazooka Country5.12a ***2
167Sex Packets5.12a ***1
168Sex5.11d ***2
169You Have Been Nothing......5.11b **1
170Blood Sugar Sex Magik5.10d ***1
171Loony Binge5.12c ***2
172From Chocolate to Morphine5.11d ***3
173Desert Storm5.12a ***1
174Stradivarius5.8 ***4
175Shell of a Man5.10b *1
176Global Warming5.10c *1
177Humjob5.9 ***1
178Humdinger5.10a **1
179Scrotal Squeeze5.10c *1
180Health Club5.8 **1
181Fashion Racket5.10a ***1
182Sneakorama5.9 **1
183Holocaust5.10b ****1
184Fingertip Ledge of Contentment5.10c **1
185Brandenburg Gate5.7 ***1
186Doesn't Anybody Work Around Here?5.10c **1
187Easy Enough5.10a **1
188Gecko5.10d *1
189Don't Kid, Minibike5.9 **1
190Phoenix5.7 ***1
191Iceberg II5.9 **1
192PetTrackers5.10a ***1
193P.D. Time5.7 ***1
194Pippy the Zenhead5.9 **1
195Snapping Pussy Doll5.10a ***2
196It's the Gaaazzz5.8 ***2
197For Patricia5.7 ***3
198Frank5.9 ***2
199Alfred Hitchcrack5.8 **2
200Szechwan Bambi5.10c ***1
201Head Banger5.10c **1
202Splashdown5.11d 1
203Helga's Holiday5.7 *1
204Cobbler's Delightp5.9 1
205Randal's Sandal5.10a 1
206Drill Sergeant *5.8 1
207Dilithium Cystal Lava Java5.8 1
208Narcolepsy *5.8 ***2
209No Chapas *5.8 **2
210She's a man, man *5.11a **2
211Extreme caffeine *5.10b 1
212Cry baby *5.12c 1
213Geisha Girl *5.11c **1
214Sparky the Drillhead *5.10a **1
215Feudal Beerlords *5.10d ***1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Couldn't agree less: I thought it was great.
cem - 30/Sep/14
The routes climb quite well but the setting is not very atmospheric to say the least. Better off sticking to the bouldering round bishop.
loundsy - 05/Mar/14