Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Dave Masuo, June 1997
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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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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.


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


6 bolts, chain anchors


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
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
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
Kemper Brightman
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
Phil Esra
Phil Esra  
Very cruxy; mostly easy after the underclings. I think 10a is a sandbag, despite the fact the difficulty is not sustained. Sep 8, 2015