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Routes in Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower

Blazing Saddles T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bonanza T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Coyote Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Doc Holliday T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hop Sing T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lung Butter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virginia City S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wetmore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: G. Archer, L. Anderson, D. Stoner, 2/90
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Shared By: Geoff Archer on Nov 14, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route is located 300 yards south of the Corral Wall. Climb the right side of a large, brown formation with a curving crack (Doc Holliday). Starts low off boulders. Clip the first bolt and make hard moves up to a rail. Mantle the rail and step up a few more moves to a ledge. Climb the edge past 3 more bolts.

Protection

4 bolts, 2 bolt belay/rappel. Long runout off the first bolt of approximately 35 feet.

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Runout off the first bolt isn't too bad as the climbing eases significantly in grade. Still, you don't want to fall or you'll splatter.

A walk-off also exists if you don't want to rappel off the tat on the bolt hangers. Dec 19, 2012

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