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Black Powder 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Rick Shull, 1989
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2007

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Black Powder


This climbs a nice hand crack between Powderhorn on the left and Smokin' the Rock.

Enjoyable moves and great protection are to be found on this moderate crack which ends at a spacious ledge with anchors.


gear to 2.5", chain anchors

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By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Aug 29, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

I found this significantly harder than 5.5. Maybe the fist crack that starts it off is 5.5, but once the crack ends it turns into more difficult face climbing. Look for a pocket on the right side around the arete. It can take a BD #1 or 2 and be extended with a single or preferably a double runner. I found pulling the ledge to gain the anchor the most awkward but you can fit a large nut at chest level so no worries.

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