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Lower Sense of Religion Mostly Sport climbing

61 routes in crag
  • Grades: US
  • Approach time: 10 minutes
  • Photos: 2
  • Ascents: 630
  • Aka: Mota Wall

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This is the large expanse of rock facing southwards into the Potrero on the east-side. It starts out just above the aroyo, and extends up to obvious bend i the wall characterized by a steep orange bulge topped by a gray bulb -- or from the road to about 400m up the wall.

Access issues inherited from El Potrero Chico

Most of the climbing here is in a State Park and there is no fee to enter. Please help maintain a clean environment in order to help maintain these privileges.


This crag is located in the back of the Potrero Chico area. Walk through the canyon to the back past the cattle guard. After crossing the cattle guard cross over the arroyo on the left and this is the bottom of the big wall that is the backside of El Potrero Chico.


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Six pitch mountaineering route with bolts. Lots of fun.

Descent is tricky.

FA: Dane Bass, Matt Greco, Ralph Vega & Dottie Cross

Climb "Dope Ninja" then continue up the ridge to a large ledge. Easier terrain, 3 pitches up a headwall, short pitch out right, up a dihedral.

Walk along top to top of "Devotion" and rappel that for the descent.

FA: Hunter Brown & The Ticos, 2017

FA: Costa Rican Team, 2017

FA: Rusty Baillie & Magic Ed

FA: Tami

Recently re-bolted (as of 2014), 8 bolts to first anchor and 3 for the extension. 5.10a to intermediate anchor, 5.10b to final anchor.

FA: Mike Quigley & Magic Ed

FA: Kurt Smith

FA: Jon Prado

FA: Curtis Mai & Todd McCray

Climbs the left side of the bulge, right of Snott Girlz.

FA: Dane Bass & Paul Irby

First pitch was originally climbed as a trad route called, "The Adventures of Mr Bean".

Doesn't start from the base -- access by "Cactus Dancing" or "Pins and Needles".

Doesn't start from the base -- access by "Cactus Dancing" or "Pins and Needles".

retro-bolted trad route.

retro-bolted trad route

FA: Dane Bass & Paul Irby

FA: Kim Carpenter & Dane Bass

FA: Kim Carpenter & Dane Bass

FA: Paul Irby & Magic Ed

Shares anchor with "Juggalo".

retro-bolted trad route

FA: Jim Taylor, Daniel D. Eubank & Myrick, 2002

FA: Jim Taylor & Dane Bass, 2003

A new big multi-pitch route on the Mota wall. Still has some loose rock so be prepared. P1 - 5.7 P2 - 5.9+ P3 - 5.11c (variation 5.10b) P4 - 5.10c P5 - 5.12a P6 - 5.10b P7 - 5.10a P8 - 5.9

Rap beta : You can rap from the top of Pitch 8 to the top of Pitch 6 Take a 70 m rope.

FFA: Kristen Shelburg, Magic Ed & Amy Yeyoda

FA: Magic Ed


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