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Blazing Saddles T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bonanza T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Coyote Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Doc Holliday T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hop Sing T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lung Butter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virginia City S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wetmore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

This is a nice wall with some fine routes on it.
It is sunny for a portion of the day , 10 am or so to 2 or 3 pm.
Not crowded , yet.
The hike up the boulders may deter some folks.

Getting There

Hike up to and along the corral wall head left through some dense shrubs , look for small trails. Hike/ boulder hop up the canyon for a while 400 yds or so , you will see the nice splitter 5.8 "Hop sing" on your left as you head up. Enjoy

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Hop Sing
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Virginia City
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hop Sing
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Virginia City
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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