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Black Haul 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: K. Trout, O. Mitchell, P. Prandoni, 1985
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 3, 2003
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In position below the crack.


This is a wee bit obscure...maybe not as obscure as the routes to the right and left. This is an "old" gear route on the left side of the Little Eiger Wall in a small, grungy alcove just a bit left of Bonehead. It is interesting for historical reasons, perhaps, or for the curious. It is probably the easier of the 2 overhanging crack lines here. It is good for a pump. It has a manky anchor as of 1998.

Fire this short, pumpy crack that give a workout for its short, perhaps - 25 feet, length. It seemed to increase the pump at the end. The jams are good. It is probably 5.8 at the Gunks. It has no bolts. The anchor required faith.


Rack: #2.5 Friend, nut, #2 Friend, nut, green Alien, #0.5 Friend + slings for the anchor.

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By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Aug 16, 2007

This climb is sweet. Short, but sweet. Good pump! Poor feet until the top when you get the jugs.

By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
May 17, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Agreed, short and sweeeeet!

By slim
Jul 25, 2009

this would probably get 5.11 at the gunks, the cracks are graded pretty fluffy there.

By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Jun 30, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I thought this would probably be 5.8 @ The Gunks...

Really fun little climb though. Nice sharp in-cut holds. It's over fast.... I placed 0.4 to #1 Camalots (not in that order). The only scary part is if the flake/crack pulled off with you and all your gear. Even so, the fall would probably be survivable. The hardest part may be clipping the anchor. It's a little awkward under there. The anchor just has one rotten sling with rings, so bring some quick links, or some cord to fix it up. Otherwise, it's very easy to clip one of the anchor bolts and wander to the right and lower from the hooks on Bonehead.