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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
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Type: Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Alan Bartlett & Geoff Archer, October 1990
Page Views: 299 total · 3/month
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 2 pitch route is located on the large, west facing crag between the Corral and Blazing Saddles. It's marked by a large,low roof and 2 horizontal cracks halfway up. Pitch 1: Climb the obvious left slanting crack/groove. 1 bolt protects the entry move(crux). Poor protection, but easier climbing above. Belay in a thin crack just below the first horizontal, 5.10R 70 ft. Pitch 2: Big dyno and mantle straight up the headwall past 2 bolts. Wander up to the summit, 5.10 60 ft.

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3 bolts, tiny to 2.5" gear.

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pkeds
Redondo Beach, CA
  5.10c/d R
pkeds   Redondo Beach, CA
  5.10c/d R
poorly bolted. not fun. crap rock for the most part. even the approach to the crag was more enjoyable than this climb... Nov 18, 2013

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