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L to R R to L Alpha
Bird of Prey S 
Deer Lick T 
Fawnskin S 
High Plains Drifter T 
Hot Wing S 
Last Call For Alcohol T 
Medicine Man S 
Nervous Twitch S 
Thunderbird S 
Thunderstruck S 

Thunderbird Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3082, -116.8788 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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This is a mostly east-facing wall that faces both the Claim Jumper Wall and the Gunsmoke Wall. A good variety of fun, well-protected moderates from 5.7 to 5.10c make this a popular wall.

The backside of this wall is actually the Pistol Whipped Wall, which is easily reached by heading along the south face of the Thunderbird Wall and then turning the corner; having done this you should come out near the base of Firing Line.

Routes from left to right -

South Face

Hot Wing (5.10b)
Deer Lick (5.10a)
Fawnskin (5.10b)

East Face

Sugarloaf (5.9)
High Plains Drifter (5.9)
Bird of Prey (5.8)
Last Call For Alcohol (5.8)
Thunderbird (5.9)
Ripple (5.9)
Medicine Man (5.7)
Nervous Twitch (5.9+)

and much further to the right by itself

Thunderstruck (5.10c)

Getting There 

Easily reached from the base of the Claim Jumper Wall via a short bit of trail and some scrambling, or from the Gunsmoke Wall by more of the same.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Thunderbird Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Thunderbird Wall:
Medicine Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bird of Prey   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Thunderbird   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Nervous Twitch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Fawnskin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Thunderbird Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Thunderstruck (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Thunderstruck 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Thunderbird Wall
Easy moves on a slab gain the base of a steep headwall with an obvious hueco. Undercling the hueco, make a long reach to a distant edge and then finish up past a short section of crack.The crux is fairly reachy, and shorter climbers may find the route to be harder than indicated or simply not be able to make the requisite reach. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Deb clipping just below the crux of Deer Lick (5.1...
Deb clipping just below the crux of Deer Lick (5.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thunderbird Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinn...
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By Greg Howland
May 18, 2009
I was wondering if someone could tell me the name and grade of the route to the right of Nervous Twitch? I believe it is still considered Thunderbird Wall. It is across the hallway from Black Powder and Smokin the Rock which are on the Gunsmoke wall.
By Adam Stackhouse
May 19, 2009
Greg, maybe your referring to Thunderstruck, 5.10c 4 bolts to a crack finish FA Chris Miller

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