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The Black Mama
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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Scotty Nelson on Oct 24, 2012|
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DescriptionThe Black Mama climbs an impressive crack system on the west side of the Palisade.
The climb is named after a nearby uranium mine that operated throughout the 1960s.
P1: Climb 5.10 hands.
P2: Go up a difficult, thin hands splitter through a roof (5.12) to a roof. Punch in some small gear, then traverse left out the roof (5.11+), and then go up a left-facing corner to the belay.
P3: Climb the impressive overhanging finger and thin hands splitter. Save some #3 Camalots for a section before the anchors.
Descent: rappel the route with 2 ropes. Since P3 overhangs, take care not to get stranded out in space.