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Routes in Negress Wall

Ambassadors of Funk S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Better Late than Never S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Ice T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fear of a Black Planet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Imprisoned Behind Lies S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
James Brown S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Malcolm X S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Procrastinator, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pulp Friction S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sidewinder S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sweet & Sour T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Z Dong T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Greg Barnes, Barry Hutton, 3/97
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 27, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the first route encountered on the left side of the cliff, near the bottom of the trail. Climb the outside face of a small pillar past 2 bolts. Easy climbing leads past 8 more bolts to a three-bolt anchor. A good beginner's lead.


my partner and I both tried this- thought it was the left most bolted route on the wall on the way up the central gully approach. However, really crappy start as you start on a sliding sandy slope and it is slightly inverted. I don't agree that it is a 5.6- the start was the hardest part, my partner was able to get farther than me and get past the first bolt. Maybe we were exhausted from hiking in from the North Gorge approach or pumped out from the Warm Up wall. Climbing seems easier past the 3rd bolt. But having a crappy starting point and being 5'4"- I felt like the wall was working against us.

Maybe we climbed the wrong one since the last post listed says it is now the 2nd climb from the left. But the furthest most left listed climb says it starts at the top of the Negress wall so i'm a bit confused. Sep 25, 2015
James Barnett
Bishop Ca.
James Barnett   Bishop Ca.
Now it's the second route encountered coming down the gully Feb 25, 2012
Lluis Penalver-Aguila
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lluis Penalver-Aguila   Cambridge, Massachusetts
Agreed, good beginner's lead. Straight forward up the face through 6 bolts, a little run out (but easy) towards the right for bolt 7, swings left up a mini ramp for bolts 8-10. Fun climb! Jun 2, 2011
Wesley Stupar
Wesley Stupar   Glendora
This is a great little climb - easy and fun. Thrilling exposure at the top clipping into the anchors (stem on the edge of exposed slab with solid feet and a view all the way down). This was my first time back on the sharp end (after 15 years) and the first time ever for my partners and we were all very happy with it. We even set up a top-rope and our 9-12 year old boys flashed it. Easy, safe and fun. Jan 2, 2011
liveit P
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
liveit P   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Kinda fun winding route, a bit of rope drag, awkward to clean when being lowered. Jul 21, 2009
Wierd traverse at the top. OK beginner route.. Clip Jr is better, IMO. Jul 5, 2007