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Gunsmoke Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
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 Rock Climbing 

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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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37° | 21°

44° | 25°

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Al finishing the crux of Smokin' the Rock.


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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gunsmoke Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Aeria starting the crux of Bacon Taco.

Bacon Taco 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Gunsmoke Wall
This is the three bolt line on the left corner of the Southeast face of Gunsmoke Wall. Bacon Taco is a relatively little-known standout in the Pinnacles, a true diamond in the rough. Start below the small roofs, moving up and left to gain the first bolt. The moves here are a bit dicey - have your belayer give you a spot before clipping and watch your head under the roof! The crux comes next, moving up and right to a good stance to clip the second bolt. The second roof is an easy pull, leadi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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By mhagny
Aug 31, 2015
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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