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Inner Sanctum

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.12 3 1 9 13

Directions to Inner Sanctum

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
From the Sanctuary continue following the cliffline to the right for ~5-10 minutes until you find more bolts. There is another approach that comes up from the valley floor and meets the cliff beween "Naughty Neighbors" and "Bad Company". The routes start to the right of a gully and the big beautiful bombay chimney with a pocketed roof above it. (This chimney has been declared permanently closed to climbing by the landowners for aesthetic reasons). Routes are listed from left to right.

Wall Sun: Morning

Click the column heads to sort. Hold shift to sort on multiple columns.
Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Tabernacle Sport 5.12a
3.57  (7) 80ft


Baer Necessity Sport 5.11
1.60  (5) 60ft


Naughty Neighbors Sport 5.10d
3.33  (81) 55ft


Bad Company Sport 5.10a
3.78  (109) 50ft


The Universe Next Door Trad 5.8


Karmic Retribution Sport 5.10d
4.00  (79) 45ft


Crack'n Up Trad 5.7


Quaquaversal Crack Mixed 5.8
3.25  (4) 65ft  


Netizen Hacktivist Sport 5.9+
3.11  (88) 60ft


Cosmic Trigger Sport 5.12b
4.61  (28) 70ft


Cybersex Trad 5.7
1.00  (1) 65ft  


Psyberpunk Sport 5.11c
4.13  (64) 65ft


Consenting Adult Sport 5.11b
3.30  (10) 65ft


bcombs said on January 27th, 2008
I noticed a set of anchors at the top of the crack system left of Naughty Neighbors. There was a single bolt at the bottom. Anyone know anything about the route?
512OW said on January 27th, 2008
Conquistador of the Crumbly 5.10+ Its in the book... but not online for some reason...
JR said on January 29th, 2008
Conquistador of the Crumbies is listed wrongly under #18 in the Sanctuary.
sgauss said on October 20th, 2009
GPS: N 37 degrees 43.919 minutes, W 083 degrees, 38.040 minutes
Simeon said on January 29th, 2013
Hello, I put up a route to the left of "Conquistador" and used the same first bolt. I usually try to keep lines independent of one another but knew people would be sucking into the easy corner no matter what. I cleaned the dead tree from the top of "C of the C" and brushed the dead-fall out of the crack. It is good to go now.
atingl1 said on June 17th, 2020
As of 6/16/20, there is a copper head nest at the base of cosmic trigger, right in the middle of the path. Went there two days spread out and they were still there. Blended into the rocks so difficult to see. Just be aware, or not. You do you.