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Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)

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All that, Jazz T,S,TR 
Cram It T 
Geriatric Therapy T 
Greek Tragedy T 
Happy Acres T 
Mom & Apple Pie S 
Mothers of Invention S 
Spontaneous Enjoyment T 
Tres Hombres T,S 
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Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)  

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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Sep 7, 2005
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Hike west out of the main Calico Basin area. Go past Cannibal Crag and Dickies Cliff, then up the steep canyon. The cliff on the left is the Black Wall.

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10 Total Routes

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Wall (aka Happy Acres):
Geriatric Therapy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Spontaneous Enjoyment   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
All that, Jazz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, TR, 3 pitches, 300'   
Mom & Apple Pie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cram It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mothers of Invention   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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All that, Jazz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres...
The first pitch was originally put up by Mark Limage and it consisted of 3 bolts and a bolted anchor. We added a new first bolt (with Mark's permission) to make the start a little less intimidating for climbers leading at this grade. Thanks Mark.P1: (5.7) Climb the bolted face to the second anchor. Use the first to clip a draw but continue literally 10' left and 15' higher to the second anchor for the belay. This is a really comfy ledge, be careful not to get complacent and forget you are ab...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Start of Black wall, pitch one
BETA PHOTO: Start of Black wall, pitch one
View of the cliff.
BETA PHOTO: View of the cliff.
Calico Basin, Happy Acres area
BETA PHOTO: Calico Basin, Happy Acres area

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By JohnniMo
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 19, 2015
Lost a Black Diamond #8 stopper (with yellow marking tape) here Wed, February 18. If anybody finds it please email me at JohnMcM285@aol.com.