Proving Grounds

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Directions to Proving Grounds

This wall is in Private property. Be respectful. Your behavior on this land can either help us secure access.. or help us lose it.
Next hollow left of Area 6. Please do not block oil equipment.

Wall Sun: Shade

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality Length Picture

1

Muddobber (open project) Sport Grade Unknown
 
60  
First route on right side of wall before the oil pipe gulley. Dirty climbing to a roof crux on a gold wall. Equipped by Kipp Trummel. Steepness:

2

Rattlesteak Sport 5.11a
 
65
Left of Muddobber on the same section of black rock and marked by a spine feature on the headwall. Begin with sequential movement to gain mud trail to the roof where the climbing picks up again. Make a big reach to clear the roof then enjoy nice pocket climbing to a slap in the face at the chains. Steepness:

3

Vide Supra Trad 5.10b
 
65  
Crack with anchors left of Rattlesteak. Steepness:

4

Mindfulness Sport 5.12a
 
65  
Left of the previous lines is this vertical line which begins with a difficult boulder problem near the bottom after exiting a group of vertical gashes. Unique movement through a couple of short roofs takes you to a slabbing finish. Steepness:

5

Cherry Popped! Sport 5.11b
 
60  
Left of Mindfulness. Scramble up a muddy start to pull up into a hueco then exit left. Sustained crimping with a couple of obvious cruxes. Steepness:

6

Skyliner Sport 5.10a
 
70
Climb a short dihedral, to a short slab, to reach an overhanging plated face with big moves on good holds. Great runout at the top. Steepness:

7

The 101st Sport 5.12d
 
45  
Calling all boulderers! The short and powerful arete starting on the high ledge left of Skyliner. Two bolts of easy climbing leads to a pronounced and sharp boulder problem. Recover on a jug then enjoy easier, but sequential, run to the top on pockets and an arete. Steepness:

8

The Centurion Sport 5.12a
 
65  
If you bolt 99 routes in the Red your prize is apparently a marvelous chunk of stone with subtle pinches and stellar movement. Call this the 5.12 version of Golden Boy. Begins atop a block that has some challenges itself to get on top of. Happy 100th route Trummel! Steepness:

9

Gran Tourismo Sport 5.10c
 
70
In the middle of the wall is an obvious prowl with a low roof marked by a wooden ladder to assist in staying clean at the start. Climb the ladder then make a sketchy exit onto the arete where nice big horizontals will lead you to a choss grovel for the chains. Steepness:

10

Swarm Sport 5.12b
 
50  
On the main wall there is a group of lines together ranging from vertical to slightly overhanging. These are before the trail dips down to where Gran Tourismo is. This is the rightmost line. Steepness:

11

The Plague Sport 5.11a
 
50
Left of Swarm. Slightly pumpy pulling to a make or break at the chains. Steepness:

12

Wild Kingdom Sport 5.12a
 
60  
Left of The Plague and not as good as it looks. Steepness:

13

They're Watching Sport 5.11c
 
60  
They're watching you from the woods. Do you see them? They are laughing as you scramble on sloping sandy holds to clip the chains on what you thought would be a great warmup. Steepness:

14

Wasabi (project) Sport Grade Unknown
 
60  
Last line on the left for this group of routes in the middle of the wall. Just left of They're Watching. Equipped by Kipp Trummel. Steepness:

15

Gymkhana Sport 5.11b
 
70
This line takes on the steep and well featured portion of the wall marked by a flat roof near the top. Very green near the beginning but also steep with big holds. How desperate are you for that pump? The finish may make it worth your while. Steepness:

16

Leaning Tower Sport 5.12a
 
70
A pair of lines ascend the overhanging tower left of Gymkhana. This is the right route and the better of the two. Although friable and dirty it lends some decent movement and a wicked pump for the out of shape forearms. Steepness:

17

Cayenne Sport 5.11b
 
70  
The left route on the tower. Steepness:

18

Rat Fink Sport 5.10a
 
70
As the trail meets the top of the hill it turns right. For this route continue up toward the cliff. Steepness:

Comments

1
pigsteak said on January 24th, 2014
cup of joe is between muddober and "they're watching"...10d ish
2
rjackson said on January 26th, 2014
Take Kipp's grade on Cup of Joe (and most of his routes) with a grain of salt, especially if it's a humid summer day.
3
Anonymous said on June 18th, 2014
How do I get to this wall?
4
Anonymous said on September 30th, 2019
Is this wall also closed? Like area 6
5
Anonymous said on September 30th, 2019
It's not "closed" because it was never open. The landowner has no idea the bolts are there. Thinks locals distinguish between "good" and "bad" climbers? Umm, no. Private owners just sometimes learn about stuff on their land and then complain to neighbors and Lee Co. officials. Think that makes it easier to get roads graded and people willing to open new land? But we know whose projects are more important than everyone else's legal access.