The Central Scrutinizer Mostly sport climbing21 routes in cliff
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This is the large clean buttress on your right after you pass the Pool Area and fenced off base of "The Virgin Canyon". It runs until the big tree against the wall on the aqueduct.
Access issues inherited from El Potrero Chico
Most of the climbing here is in a 'State' Park, but there is no fee. There are a few campsites and rooms available just down the road (i.e. 10 minute walk) from the park entrance.
Step off the road, over the aqueduct. You could, if you had actually driven to EPC (or up to the Potrero from camp) actually belay most of these routes from your car.
Up then curves left towards bulge and more up-left to share anchors with "Something Old, Something New".
FA: Dane Bass, Rick Ross
Sometimes done as a single pitch.
Long and sustained. Don't confuse the anchors for "Mr. P. Mosh" as part of the climb -- though they can be very useful for rappel to get down with a single rope.
Follows old rusty bolts, with exciting runouts. (Rap anchors 1/2 way -- or treat as 2 pitches.)
First pitch is 5.10 if you stay out of the corner and on the face to the right.
Can be combined in one pitch with 18 draws.
Looking up into the Potrero from the camping area, there is an obvious steep ridge line up the right side of the Potrero -- that's Monster Truck, the whole ride line.
Do the first two pitches of "Quick Draw McGraw", then continue up the ridge following the path of least resistance when the ridge looks harder than 5.9.
Lots and lots and lots of pitches, with generous chunks of 3rd class, too.
This route has been eliminated due to a dangerous loose block.