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Ken Black Memorial Dome  

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 21, 2006
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Ken Black Memorial Dome (South Face), Joshua Tree ...


This is a rather large formation. Unlike many walls that face northeast (i.e. very little sun on winter mornings), the main wall on this rock faces mostly east, giving direct morning sun. The rock quality is good, and the routes are generally worth doing. It is named after a colorful character who liked to climb at JT.

Getting There 

It is just west of the road, and just southeast of Left Hand of Darkness. Itís a few hundred yards past the turnoff to Lost Horse Ranger Station.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ken Black Memorial Dome:
Blackjack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Blackheart, 5.10b

Blackheart 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ken Black Memorial Dome
This along with Blackout are located on the nice looking "3-tiered" face on the far left side of the Ken Black formation. Easily visible from the road. This is the lefthand line passing a couple of bolts to a two bolt anchor/rap...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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