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The Power Wall Rock Climbing
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|
|GPS:||34.098, -118.734 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Ryan Kelly on Aug 28, 2007|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is the main wall of the area, hosting a half-dozen or so routes, mostly easy to moderate. Hence, dont 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.
New Access Difficulties Details
A new fence laced in razor wire has been erected on the far end of the dam where you used to hop over. Skirting around is a trivial matter, but I'm unsure how the message should be interpreted. There are no new signs indicating closures, and you can still hike over from Stumbling Blocks/Ghetto Wall. If anything the fence is going to have more of an effect on the hikers trying to do the loop than the climbers. On the plus side, I've never seen it so empty at this area.
Getting ThereAfter 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Power Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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