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Thunderbird Wall 


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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
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 29, 2006
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Description 

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.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
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Featured Route For Thunderbird Wall
Rick Shull leading the direct start on the  FA with Chris Miller.

Nervous Twitch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Thunderbird Wall
This is the right-most climb on the east face and identified as a face capped by a short but impressive headwall.Climb featured face past plates and edges (5.8) to the base of the headwall where long reaches and interesting body positioning gain the anchors atop the route. Originally done by climbing the crack to the left before tackling the headwall, the direct start adds more interesting moves and straightens out the line, making it more popular....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Thunderbird Wall photo/topo, Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
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Deb clipping just below the crux of Deer Lick (5.10a).
Deb clipping just below the crux of Deer Lick (5.1...
Thunderbird Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles <br /> <br />A. Firing Line (5.11c) <br />B. Hotwing (5.10b) <br />C. Deer Lick (5.10a) <br />D. Fawnskin (5.10b)
BETA 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
Administrator
May 19, 2009

Greg, maybe your referring to Thunderstruck, 5.10c 4 bolts to a crack finish FA Chris Miller