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Upper Black Dyke
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Routes in Grand Wall Area
|Cruel Shoes T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Free Grand, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Grand Wall, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0|
|Left Side, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Roman Chimneys T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Shadow, The T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Stairway to Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|University Wall T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Upper Black Dyke S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Wall of Attrition T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Sport, 600 ft, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Jeremy Frimer on Dec 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Kate Lynn|
DescriptionA four-pitch bolt-protected face climb up a basalt dyke. Crux is at the final bolt on the final pitch. Juggy climbing or moderate difficulty in high exposure at the top of the Grand Wall. If finishing the Grand Wall, the Upper Black Dyke is the easiest way to the top of the wall. The rock is not as solid as granite but good enough.
LocationThe climb begins on Bellygood Ledge, which can be reached by climbing The Grand Wall, Milk Road, Freeway, Europa, or any other route on the Grand Wall, Dihedrals, or Tantalus Wall. Alternatively, one can approach via the backside trail then follow the Bellygood trail (tricky to find the turn-off).
Descent: walk down the backside trail.