|The Obsidian Wall
Black Rose is a unique and enjoyable route with good pro. The route is located next to the Silver Pond and usually best reached by rigging a rap line from the ledges above, then rapping into the higher dry boulders just below the route (depending on water level). Climb up the back corner to reach the big black roof, then perform a traverse right and out under the roof. From there, follow double-cracks up to reach the ledges above.
Set of nuts, assortment of cams from small to #2 Camalot size. The rappell to the base of the route requires pro (medium to large) in the cracks above the route.
Naomi following up the Black Rose
Me on my 3rd trad lead. Fun stuff
Photo by Blake M...
|By JJ Schlick|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 8, 2006
An amazing warmup which stretches one out for the coming day. Aesthetically as well as physically.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 4, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
you can rig a rap off a boulder/tree combo in the wash, then rap in and slightly right to reach the base- no gear needed. its also good to have someone across the canyon to let you know when the line is down so as to avoid totally soaking your rope.
absolute classic, though- a must do.
|By Darren Singer|
From: Portland, OR
May 7, 2010
One of my favorite routes in AZ. Fun moves over....water!