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.
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.
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Blackheart 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Blackjack 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
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Blackout 5.11a R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ken Black Memorial Dome
This along with Blackheart 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 righthand line passing a couple of bolts to a two bolt anchor/rap...[more] Browse More Classics in CA