Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Jim Orey, 1977
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jul 8, 2005
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Access Issue: Black Wall seasonal raptor closures Details
Access Issue: Donner/Truckee area Details


This route is on the WAY Right side of the black wall, and is a nearly horizontal roof that heads our for about 25 feet.

To access the route, Get over to the right side of the Black Wall, which is easy if you find the tiny hidden path, or really annoying if you don't. Finding the path along the base of the wall is easy, finding the path from the turnout is NOT.

Once you've found the right side of the wall, head up towards the overhang of Lightning Bolt Roof, which you can't miss. This is best accomplished by climbing the ramp to the right (5.6), which accesses the long crack known as Balck September (5.9+) and the sport route Summer Breeze (5.10c), or by walking up the broken 4th class crack from the left.

Lightning Bolt Roof is off-hand offwidth and less then ideal slopers for 20 feet, and then climbing eases at the second horn into a very fun but bizarre chimney.


Medium to Large Gear, with an emphasis on gear from 3 - 5".