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Routes in Negress Wall

Ambassadors of Funk S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Better Late than Never S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Ice T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fear of a Black Planet S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Imprisoned Behind Lies S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
James Brown S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Malcolm X S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Procrastinator, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pulp Friction S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sidewinder S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sweet & Sour T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Z Dong T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Tai and Mary DeVore
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Shared By: rickziegler Ziegler on Dec 5, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details


A fun sport climb that sits high above the rest of the gorge. Worth it just for the position, but also has some great climbing. Belay off a single bolt with ring, then move up and right into cracks and interesting angled features. After a cruxy move, a lower angle dihedral is followed to a small stance. Tightly bolted slab above leads to mussy hooks.


This route is about 40 feet right of The Procrastinator, which is the large, left facing dihedral sitting high above the left side of the Negress Wall. To approach, hike up the central gorge trail until about even with dihedral. Exposed class 3 scrambling leads to the base of the Procrastinator and then Better Late.


Bolts. 12 or so get you the mussy hooks.


Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
rickziegler...not to worry. brucy just loves to complain. Oct 7, 2017
It' wasn't a conscious oversight, I described the route the way I approached, which was the class 3 shenanigans variation. Jun 10, 2017
Why have you chosen not to include the 10c first pitch that begins from the trail straight below the route? Jun 9, 2017