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Black Track 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Herbst
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Jun 15, 2004

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Black Track is the obvious right leaning crack that goes up the middle of Hidden Falls Wall. The climb is well protected but is a bit off-width in places and can be a little clumsy. Otherwise, the climb is an excellent workout on hand and fist crack. When done, rappel the route with one rope. A short second pitch with two bolts on the face (5.11c) has also been done.


A few medium to large nuts plus a full rack of cams up to 4 inches

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By Ian Wolfe
From: Fayetteville, NC
Apr 7, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

An awesome crack climb for Red Rock! There are a few awkward spots, but overall the route felt pretty mellow because it is well protected. A great warm-up climb for Left Out!
By L. Hamilton
Mar 22, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Bring your old hexes -- they work as well or better than those newfangled cams on this route.
By billdlee
From: las vegas
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

great crack to practice jamming. Well protected.
By Cunning Linguist
Sep 13, 2011

New ASCA anchor on this one
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Apr 27, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a good short crack. Steep, with good jams. Not your basic RR jug haul next to a crack--you actually have to jam it.
By Jared Wicks
From: Las Vegas
Jul 17, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Stellar route! This climb has a little bit of everything with easy gear placements. The crack is superb. Anchors at the top are bomber and look like they have brand new rap rings on them.
By aschmidt
Dec 1, 2014

If you do the .11c extension, be aware that there is no anchor, at least not that I could find. There is an old 1/4" stud with no hanger but that's it. I reversed the mantle and jumped off, then down-aided the two closely-spaced draws.
By Daniel Bookless
From: Portland, OR
Mar 27, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

One of my most rewarding leads at red rock! Also it's certainly more than 60 feet. I used most of a 70m to get back to the ground.
By Flint Moon
From: Thousand Oaks, CA
Apr 5, 2017

Cool climb, little funky at times. But well protected.

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