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Midnight Surf

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.13 - - 11 11

Directions to Midnight Surf

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
Follow the approach to The Boneyard and head right at the top of the stairs. Continue past the few bolted routes which are part of The Boneyard and follow the trail downhill. The trail will head back uphill and wrap around an ampitheater with a waterfall. Within a couple hundred feet and just right of the waterfall you'll reach a section of black lichen covered boulders. Midnight Surf is the obvious vertical to overhanging wall right of the waterfall.

Wall Sun: Shade

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


Babyface Sport 5.12b
4.58  (19) 100ft


Starfish and Coffee Sport 5.13a
4.00  (2) 80ft  


A Farewell to Arms Sport 5.13a
4.09  (23) 80ft


The Crucible Sport 5.12c
4.47  (30) 80ft


Vortex Sport 5.12c
4.17  (18) 80ft


Tree Hugger Sport 5.11d
4.39  (23) 80ft


Shiva Sport 5.13b
4.50  (12) 80ft


Tapeworm Sport 5.12d
4.90  (42) 80ft


Cell Block Six Sport 5.12c
4.91  (76) 80ft


Iniquity Sport 5.12b
4.61  (61) 90ft


Mellow Yellow Sport 5.11b
2.61  (28) 80ft


SCIN said on June 4th, 2007
Wall stays bone dry in a downpour but can seep after many days of rain. One of the best walls in the Red.
SCIN said on June 4th, 2007
Oh yea, Kipp "Pigsteak" Trummel put in about 80 hours this winter fully equipping every line on this wall with glue-in bolts provided by Rick Weber. These bolts are here to stay. Thanks Piggy and Rick!
JR said on June 25th, 2007
Best Mid 12's anywhere.
camhead said on June 24th, 2008
allen said on May 6th, 2009
came around the bend into the ampitheater and literally started drooling... mucho gracias to pigsteak and mr rick weber! first wall ive looked at that gets me stoked to train
KyleHT said on October 29th, 2019
"Vertical to overhanging," you say? That's put a bit mild, doncha think?