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5.12a/b, Sport, 85 ft (26 m),  Avg: 4 from 3 votes
FA: Troy Corliss et al
California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corr… > Wrights Lake > Black Beauty Wall
Access Issue: Caldor Fire closures, August - September 2021 Details

Description

one of the absolute best sport routes in Hwy 50 corridor!
Start up 20 feet of decent 11a climbing to a ledge.
The fun starts here. Launch into the action that is sequential, square cut, slightly overhanging powerful climbing. Gain the right facing corner (1 inch piece optional) and move up to the roofs. Climb amazing overhanging jug haul to get established on another no hands rest. climb hard technical arete with spoiler exit move to chains. Like nothing at Wrights lake.
Interestingly, there are 2 glue reinforced holds on this climb.
Rated 12a which seems a wee bit sandbagged but gym climbers would probably romp it. Despite the glue and the rests this is great climb

Location

Across the brush filled gully from the black beauty wall. Clearly seen in picture 4 of the Wrights Lake over view page as the white column/buttress and picture 6 as the overhang on the right

Protection

Bolts. Optional 1 inch piece mid way in corner.
TR is easy to set up from walk up

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ACROBAT. Route line is approximate. 
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Will update eventually with bolt count and locations.
[Hide Photo] ACROBAT. Route line is approximate. Will update eventually with bolt count and locations.