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Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower

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Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tony grice on Jan 11, 2007

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The FA of Blazing Saddles (5.10a)


This is a nice wall with some fine routes on it.
It is sunny for a portion of the day , 10 am or so to 2 or 3 pm.
Not crowded , yet.
The hike up the boulders may deter some folks.

Getting There 

Hike up to and along the corral wall head left through some dense shrubs , look for small trails. Hike/ boulder hop up the canyon for a while 400 yds or so , you will see the nice splitter 5.8 "Hop sing" on your left as you head up. Enjoy

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Canyon area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower:
Hop Sing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Virginia City   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Hop Sing". Photo by Blitzo.

Hop Sing 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe...
Hop sing is an awesome 5.8 crack! Cool slashes decorate this crack. Great, hard ,almost polished rock for 115 ft or so. Splitter for the grade. you will love it.Nice jams, classic movement.Do it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Black Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
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