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Bronaugh Wall

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.12 1 1 18 20

Directions to Bronaugh Wall

This wall is in property owned by RRGCC. Be respectful.
This wall is located off the trail a few minutes before you reach Purgatory in the Sore Heel Hollow climbing area. Follow directions to Purgatory and look for a wooden sign marking the wall on the left.

Wall Sun: Morning

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


My Mind Escapes Me Sport 5.10a
3.34  (35) 55ft


Fever Pitch Sport 5.10d
3.29  (17) 45ft  


Spyder's Hangout Sport 5.10a
2.45  (66) 40ft


5.10 Until Lee and Jeff Do It Sport 5.9
3.61  (33) 50ft


Little Teapot Sport 5.12a
3.97  (63) 45ft


Muffintop Sport 5.10d
3.51  (49) 65ft  


Jingus Sport 5.11b
4.10  (92) 55ft


Collision Damage Sport 5.11d
3.38  (53) 50ft


Crumblies Sport 5.12a
3.19  (47) 55ft


Belly of the Beast Sport 5.12c
4.62  (71) 60ft


Spread Eagle Trad 5.11a
4.00  (2) 90ft  


Dirty Girl Mixed 5.10a
3.67  (3) 50ft


Nanotechnology Sport 5.11b
4.62  (21) 70ft


Two Women Alone Sport 5.11a
4.03  (108) 50ft


Like a Turtle Sport 5.11b
4.16  (81) 55ft


Take the Scary Out of Life Sport 5.10d
3.60  (30) 70ft


Bring Up the Bodies Sport 5.11c
3.75  (8) 90ft


Upworthy Sport 5.10c
2.63  (24) 70ft


Possessio Denouement Sport 5.11
1.67  (6) 80ft


The Odyssey (Closed Project) Sport 5.11+
5.00  (1) 160ft  


allah said on March 23rd, 2006
I thought that Alex did one of these routes before he passed.
Anonymous said on March 23rd, 2006
Is there a new sign up now saying "Bronaugh Wall" instead of "Inner Circle" or did a certain "someone" take that down and hide it too. Hopefully she'll stop trying to hide the trail with tree branches...
Anonymous said on March 24th, 2006
Maybe someone will kill themselves soloing
pigsteak said on March 28th, 2006
so all these unknown routes..are they open to climb?
SCIN said on November 25th, 2006
Parking Area GPS Coordinates: Latitude 37.65139, Longitude 83.71667
anticlmber said on September 23rd, 2007
if you haven't been to this wall don't waste your time it sucks. it's crowded, the bolts all suck, the grades are super fluffed, and choss, choss, choss.
pigsteak said on November 26th, 2007
great place to get joker joker...
caribe said on May 8th, 2008
This is one of the prettiest lil crags in the Red.
hypro said on November 27th, 2011
Any word on the new route going up in the ampatheatre down the hill???
climb2core said on May 5th, 2013
Very fun, aesthetic movements. If you are 5.10 climber, this is in still in your wheel house... Do get on it.
climb2core said on May 5th, 2013
Above comment was meant for Two Women Alone.
dustonian said on October 7th, 2013
What's up with the toprope and draws hanging right of Take the Scary Out? Just curious.
Shannon said on October 7th, 2013
My rope and draws, Dustin, on a new route.
dustonian said on October 7th, 2013
Cool, looks fun!
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2013
We were there Fri and just x's were marked for bolts. Dustin must have a development radar running 24/7. Kipp seemed awfully jealous those weren't his x's.
dustonian said on October 7th, 2013
Development radar? The rope and draws have been there a while, left of all the x's. I'm all for more climbing on that wall, it's nice.
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2013
Oops, no there is a line of x's between Take the Scary Out and Shannon's line. I thought it had gotten bolted over the week end. I misunderstood
Shannon said on October 7th, 2013
Ah I see, Dustin, you weren't necessarily asking what's up with the rope and draws but why they are still there for an extended time :) Well, truth be told I left them up for a couple of to signal that someone was doing route development in the area. On numerous occasions I have rapped the line to the right of the rope, using my own rope and draws, by myself and with others, placing cams to look for anchor placement, inspect the rock quality, etc., and twice rapping to decide about the tree, what and how to trim. I haven't seen the "x's" but I will go out there and check it out. Thanks
dustonian said on October 7th, 2013
No rush, just wondering if they were abandoned or their owner was coming back. Thanks for the great routes!
Shannon said on October 11th, 2013
Ok, to try to clear up any confusion...there is a new route (soon to be open) to the immediate right of Take the Scary Out of Life bolted by me, estimated to be 11+. It is NOT Adam Taylor's awesome mega project in the center of the cave to the far, far right also listed facetiously as a 11+. Hope to have at least another moderate route, two to the (immediate) right of Take the Scary Out of Life up this fall.
Anonymous said on October 11th, 2013
I am sure Adam will appreciate that distinction ;)
tamtej said on June 25th, 2018
Is there a bear? My climbing partner and I were at Bronaugh Wall yesterday (6-24-18) and were just right of Belly of the Beast scoping out Spread Eagle. We heard several higher pitched growling sounds from the cave in that alcove and immediately retreated to outside the alcove. The growling sounds continued for a minute and stopped. We left the crag to go climb elsewhere.
Anonymous said on June 26th, 2018
Locals mating ritual more than likely...My guess is that they were performing the spread eagle portion of the ceremony. You should have joined in. They frequently use gumby blood in their elixir.
gilb said on November 14th, 2021
If anyone finds a pair velcro muira please send me a DM. I will buy you a 6 pck