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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 35.13866, -112.02577
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 30, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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The Obsidian Wall, located near the Silver Pond, is the northernmost part of the canyon. The rock on this wall is darker than the rest of the canyon, and nearly black. One of the canyon's classic moderate routes, The Black Rose (5.8+) is located here. In general, you will have to rappel in to the bottom of routes here, as the pond normally contains water during the climbing season. A little care (and a partner spotting for you) will keep your rope out of the soup!

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Hike down the regular trail past the vault toilet house, keep going straight and follow the trail as it leads around the northern end of the canyon (through rocks). The dry waterway creates a waterfall that drops right into the Silver Pond.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Obsidian Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Block Walls
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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The Black Rose
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 12
Heart of Darkness
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Block Walls
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Black Rose
 94
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Heart of Darkness
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad
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