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After the Gold Rush TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Bacon Taco S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Powder T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cali Gold TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dirty Captain Freeman T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drug of Choice S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fever Pitch S 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Filet of Sole T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Finger Crimping Good S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gunsmoke T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Long Branch S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Narcotic Prayer TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Powderhorn S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rawhide S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smokin' the Rock S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smoking Gun S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Testosterone Crack S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Triple Decker T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Dave Masuo, June 1997
Page Views: 1,408 total, 11/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb a ways to the first bolt and then power up (crux) past some underclings to reach a ledge. The middle of the route is broken and fairly easy, but the route steepens near the top, offering a few more interesting moves on patina edges before the anchors.

Location

Located just left of Black Powder, a striking hand crack.

Protection

6 bolts, chain anchors

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Phil Esra
  5.10c
Phil Esra  
  5.10c
Very cruxy; mostly easy after the underclings. I think 10a is a sandbag, despite the fact the difficulty is not sustained. Sep 8, 2015
Kemper Brightman
Tucson
 
Kemper Brightman   Tucson
 
This route is only mildly interesting in the beginning before turning into a sleepwalk after the second bolt. The placement of the chains mean you get a slight wake-up call before the top. There are definitely more thought-provoking, sustained lines near-by. Jul 26, 2015
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a PG13
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10a PG13
I like this climb. Bit of a nasty landing before clipping the first bolt, I agree that it's pretty pumpy, I used a knee-bar at the undercling which helped tremendously. While the middle section is easy the rock is interesting. The final headwall will get you if you're burned out. Sep 23, 2013
Rob Selter
running springs Ca
 
Rob Selter   running springs Ca
 
nice route, real pumpy of the ground on good underclings. After that it more like 5.9 May 1, 2012
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
 
I found this to be a very fun climb. The start is quite pumpy, working through the underclings, then it's on to more delicate sequencial moves. Due to its location, Powderhorn gets a lot of shade on those hot summer days. Jun 29, 2007