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Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)

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L to R R to L Alpha
All that, Jazz T,S,TR 
Cram It T 
Geriatric Therapy T 
Greek Tragedy T 
Happy Acres T 
Mom & Apple Pie S 
Mothers of Invention S 
Spontaneous Enjoyment T 
Tres Hombres T,S 
Unknown 5.8+ T 

Black Wall (aka Happy Acres) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.15028, -115.42842 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Start of Black wall, pitch one

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Description 

Hike west out of the main Calico Basin area. Go past Cannibal Crag and Dickies Cliff, then up the steep canyon. The cliff on the left is the Black Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Wall (aka Happy Acres):
All that, Jazz   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, TR, 3 pitches, 300'   
Geriatric Therapy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Spontaneous Enjoyment   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Cram It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mom & Apple Pie   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Mothers of Invention   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tres Hombres   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Geriatric Therapy variation, pitch 2

Geriatric Therapy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Black Wall (aka Happy Acres...
The crux, I think, was moving over a slight bulge on the second pitch; assuming you do the variation. I can't speak of the Standard (2 pitch) route. Rock quality was marginal, at times, on the first pitch. P2 ascends a small corner, and then trends left onto the face with two bolts to the "bulge". There is a belay station on a small ledge above the bulge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of Black Wall (aka Happy Acres) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: wall and route, The Green Circles highlight major ...
BETA PHOTO: wall and route, The Green Circles highlight major ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Calico Basin, Happy Acres area
BETA PHOTO: Calico Basin, Happy Acres area
Rock Climbing Photo: View of the cliff.
BETA PHOTO: View of the cliff.

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By JohnniMo
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 19, 2015
Lost a Black Diamond #8 stopper (with yellow marking tape) here Wed, February 18. If anybody finds it please email me at JohnMcM285@aol.com.

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