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Moderate Mecca

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About Moderate Mecca:

Description: Moderate Mecca is just that, a mecca of moderate trad climbing. It is also a haven for those learning how to climb since setting up topropes is easily done from above the cliff. While it is popular for climbing clinics, there are plenty of climbs here and they are rarely all in use.

Classics: Valentine's Day, Scalawag, Pending Disaster, Abbey Road

Approach: From the Red Springs turnout, continue up the road until it ends in a large parking area. To the south, you will see a dirt path heading up the hill. Follow this up until it crests the hill and heads down and left. Follow it a for a bit, but take the path on your right that heads toward the cliff. This path continues along the base of the cliff for a ways. The climbs are on your right once you pass a bolt at about eye level.

When to climb: Moderate Mecca is south facing and receives sun all day. This makes it an ideal cool weather destination.

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Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
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Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Baby Swiss 5.11c 1
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Feelin Groovy 5.11a 1
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Main Street (1) 5.7 2
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Reclining Budda (2) V3 1
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Soup Nazi 5.10a 0
1 Average Rating = 4.25/5 bad soup 5.9 16
1 Average Rating = 3.88/5 Side Effects (4) 5.10c 10
2 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pulling Teeth 5.9 0
3 Average Rating = 2.71/5 Stew On This 5.10a 10
4 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Is it Soup Yet? 5.10a 22
5 Average Rating = 3.29/5 Chicken Soup for the Soul 5.10a 9
6 Average Rating = 3.38/5 Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo 5.6 35
7 Average Rating = 3.09/5 Soupy Sales (1) 5.6 46
8 Average Rating = 3.06/5 From Soup to Nuts 5.7 29
9 Average Rating = 3.40/5 The Singing Love Pen 5.9 12
10 Average Rating = 3.86/5 Valentine's Day (2) 5.8 51
11 Average Rating = 3.42/5 Ace of Hearts (TR) (4) 5.10d 25
12 Average Rating = 4.33/5 Pending Disaster 5.9 6
13 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pending Project A2 1
14 Average Rating = 2.71/5 Penny Lane 5.3 12
15 Average Rating = 3.23/5 Abbey Roads (2) 5.4 35
16 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Fleet Street (PG) 5.8 14
17 Average Rating = 2.86/5 Muckraker 5.8 25
18 Average Rating = 4.20/5 Scalawag 5.10c 9
19 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Boodler (PG) 5.8 3
20 Average Rating = 3.70/5 Carpetbagger 5.6 13
21 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Mugwump (TR) 5.10c 0
22 Average Rating = 2.67/5 The Haj 5.9 8
23 Average Rating = 3.25/5 Sir Climbalot (PG) 5.7 12
24 Average Rating = 3.00/5 The Route to Mecca 5.7 12
25 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Treacherous Journey (R) 5.9 0

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Main Street
Soupy Sales
No route specified Side Effects
Side Effects

Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies bee alert explorator 0 Nov 17 2009, 4:25 PM
With Replies Calico Basin : Moderate Mecca - Name that climb... raerae 7 Apr 12 2010, 7:54 AM