The Upper Gunpowder Wall Rock Climbing
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The Upper Gunpowder Wall is located in the northernmost tip of the Prettyboy Reservoir watershed. Far from anywhere, this is backcountry climbing. The wall is an exposed ridge of schist much like the Reservoir Wall and Bonus Wall located near the damn at the southern end of the reservoir.
The Upper Gunpowder Wall is the Hoffmanville area, upstream from the popular Hemlock Grove swimming hole. It is on the south bank of the Gunpowder River. Park in the pull-out just on Gunpowder Road just north of the bridge over the Gunpowder. Hike south back over the bridge and pick up the fire road on your right. Follow this for about 0.4 miles until it turns left and uphill. Continue for about 0.1 of mile until the fire road levels out. Look for another fire road that intersects from the right. Take this fire road downhill for another 0.2 mile or so. It will return to the river. Follow this a another 0.1 mile. The Upper Gunpowder Wall will be on your left, right off of the trail.
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