Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Ernesto Ramirez, May 1989
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jul 1, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the three bolt line on the left corner of the Southeast face of Gunsmoke Wall. Bacon Taco is a relatively little-known standout in the Pinnacles, a true diamond in the rough. Start below the small roofs, moving up and left to gain the first bolt. The moves here are a bit dicey - have your belayer give you a spot before clipping and watch your head under the roof! The crux comes next, moving up and right to a good stance to clip the second bolt. The second roof is an easy pull, leading to the third bolt which protects the last of the moderate moves. Finish up over easier climbing to the anchors shared with After the Gold Rush. A spicy lead and good, solid climb for the grade.


Southeast face of Gunsmoke Wall, on the left arete.


3 bolts, chain anchors


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Orignally done without any bolts, but I added the anchor years after it was bolted. Jul 2, 2007
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Nice route with a problematic start and a fun roof. Jul 22, 2012
If this route is 'a diamond in the rough'.... Apr 15, 2013
The grade is height-dependent. Shorter folks will find the crux above the first bolt to be stouter than a Holcomb Valley 10a. Aug 31, 2015
Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
Originally thought this route was a 5.6 for some reason. Just remembered that I did it as a warm up thinking there's no way this is a 6 the whole time. Decent route I think. Jul 22, 2016
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Fun route, easy to clip the first bolt... balance required to pass it. Pretty fun MILES better than the cruddy 5.9 across the way on Claim jumper. If you're geared up and in the area, it's definitely worth stopping to do. Jul 14, 2017