REI Community
Wooly Spider Boulder
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Accelerator T 
Arachnids T 
Black Widow T 
Not King Cole T 
Spider And The Fly, The TR 
Tarantula T 
Wooly Spider T 
Unsorted Routes:

Black Widow 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Geoff Archer and Doug Aagesen, November 1986
Page Views: 51
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Wooly Spider Boulder, Joshua Tree NP


Visible on the drive in on the right end of the Wooly Spider Boulder, 20' right of an unpleasant-looking wide crack.

Make your way to the base (shared with an evil Cat Claw Acacia Tree) and climb a grainy, right-slanting, flared hand crack to it's end, cursing as you try and go up as the thorns try and hold you back. Mantle the top of the crack and clip a bolt, then make grainy friction moves up, up and up to reach a protruding dark knob which is mantled to reach the second bolt. A fall above the first bolt would land one directly into the evil tree, which I suppose adds more incentive not to fall. More grainy slab climbing concludes this lovely climb.

A real pile and not at all recommendable, but it would be a lot better if the tree was trimmed back some. As is it's a totally unpleasant experience. Minus one star out of five.


2 bolts, pro to 2.5"

Photos of Black Widow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: "Black Widow". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Black Widow". Photo by Blitzo.

Comments on Black Widow Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About