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Routes in Pistol Whipped Wall

A Good Day to Die T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dangling Derelict T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Firing Line S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hair Trigger S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hang 'Em High TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Peacemaker, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pistol Whipped S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ricochet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shootin' Blanks S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Showdown, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Silver Bullet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Chris Miller, Chuck Scott, Rick Shull, Helen Shull, Lisa Guindon & Dave Masuo, June 2001
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Shared By: C Miller on Apr 6, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the left-most bolted line on the Pistol Whipped Wall and despite first appearances goes at a moderate grade. The route starts on a short right-slanting ramp system that leads to a flake and then up past several horizontals to reach a steep headwall capped by a slanting dike.

Well protected with an airy feel, this is a good warm-up for the harder lines here and is a recommended climb for the grade at this area.


7 bolts, sport anchors
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Nice flow over positive holds. One section mid-way which the holds get a little creaky and quality drops but not enough to affect the star value or recommendation. Nice line, nice belay. Jul 14, 2017
Matt Himmelstein
Orange, California
Matt Himmelstein   Orange, California
Bolts all seemed fine to me. Jun 6, 2016
Rob Selter
running springs Ca
Rob Selter   running springs Ca
A must do, one of the the best climbs for the grade! watch the 5th bolt, it was really loose as of 5/28/12! May 28, 2012
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
The So Cal Sport Climbing Book shows only 3-4 bolts for this route but there are like 7. Jul 18, 2011
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
What a fun climb! Always good holds when you need them, and as previously stated goes more easily than its appearance would suggest and, as such, a area total classic.

Doesn't quit right to the last clip. Jul 3, 2009