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Routes in The Power Wall

Electric Eye S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Powder Puff Girls S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Power Grid S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Power Outage TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Power Ranger S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Power Station S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rolling Blackout S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown 1 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown 2 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Access Issue: New Access Difficulties Details

Description

This is the main wall of the area, hosting a half-dozen or so routes, mostly easy to moderate. Hence, don’t be surprised to find a crowd hanging out here. Although there are several routes here many share anchors so there can only be about three parties climbing at any time. The route on the far left with the hanging belay (Power Grid) has its own open shuts. The two overhanging jug-hauls in the center share an anchor. And all the routes on the right side starting with the slab share an anchor.

Some recent new development has happened on the far right side of the wall, around the corner. The routes look like they could still use some cleaning up.

Getting There

After you pass over the dam and scramble down the hill into the wash, follow the stream for about 100 meters until you see a large wall on the left side with an obvious boulder scramble approach. There is an optional dirt path on the right side of the wash that will also get you there, but is actually sketchier than the boulder scramble in the wash itself.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Power Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Powder Puff Girls
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Power Ranger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Power Grid
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
Power Station
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
Electric Eye
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 66
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Power Outage
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Powder Puff Girls
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Power Ranger
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Power Grid
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power Station
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Electric Eye
 42
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout
 66
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Power Outage
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
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ryan mattock
calabasas Ca
ryan mattock   calabasas Ca
also another great place to hang out and climb. Mar 2, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Another great wall with fun routes that are a little soft for their ratings. Love them huecos! Mar 18, 2009
Near the top of Power Station and Rolling Blackout, there is an amazing jug horn marked with an X in chalk. The hold is loose, and needs to be pulled off. Do not crank on it. I'll rip it down next time i'm there. Dec 30, 2015

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