Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||45 total, 0/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Schneiter on Apr 2, 2009|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBlack Beauty is a quality line on great, beautifully featured limestone. The guidebook only gives this one star but I thought this was a route very deserving of 3 stars.
Scramble up some low-angle, easy but chossy terrain to the first bolt. Start with steep climbing on good holds to a difficult crux at the third bolt which is best climbed to the left. This crux on its own is probably at least 11+. Above, the difficulty eases and you can get a good rest at some nice, big incut jugs. Finish on beautiful gray limestone with a difficult crux that the guidebook describes as "techno slab." I'm not sure what "techno slab" is but when I first encountered the crux I was completely stymied and a little miffed by how "weird" it felt, especially when there is a line of good holds 5-10 feet left. After figuring things out, incorporating a sequential sequence, I fell in love with this upper section. The rock is great and once you unlock the puzzle at the top it's a real treat.
LocationOn the left side of the Hole Wall, about 50 feet right of Within Range.
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