Elevation: 7,272 ft
GPS: 38.863, -120.219 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 7,115 total · 34/month
Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 13, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Caldor Fire closures, August - September 2021 Details

Description

Black Beauty is a vertical black granite face with numerous flared cracks to play on. It is vertical for the bottom half of the cliff band then there is an almost-flat ledge before the slab above gets steeper as it goes up to the top.

All routes can be toproped either after one is lead or by rappelling from the top of the wall (there are chains) down the slab to the top anchors of the routes.

Getting There

Once you've arrived at the main wall, Black Beauty Wall is easily seen. Its the left-facing wall just right of the main wall.

Walk over there.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Beauty Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Velvet Gloves
Trad, TR
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 9
Essence
Trad, TR
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
Acrobat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Velvet Gloves
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Essence
 9
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, TR
Acrobat
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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