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Gunsmoke Wall

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After the Gold Rush TR 
Bacon Taco S 
Black Powder T 
Cali Gold TR 
Dirty Captain Freeman T 
Drug of Choice S 
Fever Pitch S 
Filet of Sole T 
Finger Crimping Good S 
Gunsmoke T 
Long Branch S 
Narcotic Prayer TR 
Powderhorn S 
Rawhide S 
Smokin' the Rock S 
Smoking Gun S 
Testosterone Crack S 
Triple Decker T 

Gunsmoke Wall  


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3082, -116.8785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 29, 2006
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Al finishing the crux of Smokin' the Rock.

Description 

This is the large formation located across the Ampitheatre from the Claim Jumper Wall and the Thunderbird Wall with climbs on it's south and west faces.

Recommended routes here include Black Powder (5.5), Gunsmoke (5.9), Powderhorn (5.10a), Smoking Gun (5.10b), Finger Crimping Good (5.11c) and Drug Of Choice (5.12a).

Getting There 

Easily reached from the vicinity of the Thunderbird Wall or the Claim Jumper Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Gunsmoke Wall:
Black Powder   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Powderhorn   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Testosterone Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bacon Taco   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Drug of Choice   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Gunsmoke Wall
Milena conquering Fever Pitch - first climb ever!

Fever Pitch 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Gunsmoke Wall
Huge holds, great rock and lots of protection make this ideal for a first lead, something I've witnessed numerous times on this route. If you don't like the bolts, then solo it like was done on the first ascent....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Gunsmoke Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Gunsmoke Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
BETA PHOTO: Gunsmoke Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.
Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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By mhagny
3 days ago
There's an additional route between Filet of Sole and Testosterone Crack. Two bolts are visible from the ground, but presumably some gear is typically used between the bolts. I didn't climb it, so I don't have enough info to add it as a route directly. It starts in a dihedral, then onto an arete with features. It's about 8 ft to the right of Filet of Sole, but left of the big offwidth cracks that are ~ 5ft and 12 ft to the left of Testosterone.
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