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Routes in Big Black Face

Black Sheets of Rain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Candy Apple Gray S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cougar's Pupil S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cougar's Tail S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eye of the Tiger S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Husker Don't S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Land Speed Record S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lost Ninja S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pakistani Route S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sir Slabs A Lot S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Under the Gun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wiley Coyote S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Mike McNeil
Page Views: 735 total, 8/month
Shared By: BBQ on Jan 3, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Cool route!

Awesome, powerful movement up a slab to a quickly steeping face that does not let up until the fat lady sings.

Start by clipping first bolt of Black Sheets of Rain and work your way right. Hot damn this thing is good! Clean rock, lots of fun moves and a killer crux at the top that might have you scratching your head, forcing you to think outside the box.

Think, cool gastone move to cool pinchy sidepulls to a huge reach to a hold that is hidden and out of reach. Enjoy the ride! This crux is not easy to figure out, but super-fun once you get it dialed.

Beginning leaders beware! Think about how you are going to fall at the crux and know where your rope is when you do take the ride. I had an issue with this climb a few years ago but have since gotten over it and now believe it is one of the best routes in the canyon. Deserves the highest star rating and is a must do if you want a challenge that isn't quite 5.11a...but damn close.

Get on this thing! You will not regret it.

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