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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 
Unknown 5.8+ T 
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Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)  


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Administrators: Larry DeAngelo, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Sep 7, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Calico Basin, Happy Acres area

Description 

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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Weather station 0.6 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Wall (aka Happy Acres):
All that, Jazz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, TR, 3 pitches, 300'   
Spontaneous Enjoyment   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Geriatric Therapy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Cram It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mom & Apple Pie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mothers of Invention   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Geriatric Therapy variation, pitch 2

Geriatric Therapy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres...
The crux, I think, was moving over a slight bulge on the second pitch; assuming you do the variation. I can't speak of the Standard (2 pitch) route. Rock quality was marginal, at times, on the first pitch. P2 ascends a small corner, and then trends left onto the face with two bolts to the "bulge". There is a belay station on a small ledge above the bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Black Wall (aka Happy Acres) Slideshow Add Photo
View of the cliff.
BETA PHOTO: View of the cliff.
wall and route, The Green Circles highlight major ...
BETA PHOTO: wall and route, The Green Circles highlight major ...
Start of Black wall, pitch one
BETA PHOTO: Start of Black wall, pitch one

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