Type: Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 3 pitches
FA: Kim Schmitz and Norm Simmons, 1971
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Access Issue: Black Wall seasonal raptor closures Details


Pitch 1: Climb the ramp that trends up and right from underneath the "Firecracker" starting area. Slab out easy 5th on the ramp, then the climb trends up through discontinuous and sometimes dirty cracks.

Pitch 1 variation: finish on the recent "Rat Ramp" sport route anchors on the face to the right. 35 m to ground. Preview the excellent 5.10a bolt route, "Rat Ramp", while descending (or set a toprope and try it firsthand).

Pitches 2, 3 and/or 4: A 5.7R right traversing second pitch, to a left facing corner crack. Up the corner and belay on top, or continue either right or left to the summit. Unlike several of Carville's topos on Black Wall in the 1999 Falcon Guide, Johnson's newer North Tahoe guide is easy to follow on this one.


Gear to 3"