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After the Gold Rush TR 
Bacon Taco S 
Black Powder T 
Cali Gold TR 
Dirty Captain Freeman T 
Drug of Choice S 
Fever Pitch S 
Filet of Sole T 
Finger Crimping Good S 
Gunsmoke T 
Long Branch S 
Narcotic Prayer TR 
Powderhorn S 
Rawhide S 
Smokin' the Rock S 
Smoking Gun S 
Testosterone Crack S 
Triple Decker T 

Gunsmoke Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3082, -116.8785 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 29, 2006
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Al finishing the crux of Smokin' the Rock.

Description 

This is the large formation located across the Ampitheatre from the Claim Jumper Wall and the Thunderbird Wall with climbs on it's south and west faces.

Recommended routes here include Black Powder (5.5), Gunsmoke (5.9), Powderhorn (5.10a), Smoking Gun (5.10b), Finger Crimping Good (5.11c) and Drug Of Choice (5.12a).

Getting There 

Easily reached from the vicinity of the Thunderbird Wall or the Claim Jumper Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Gunsmoke Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gunsmoke Wall:
Triple Decker   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Powderhorn   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bacon Taco   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Testosterone Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Finger Crimping Good   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Drug of Choice   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Gunsmoke Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Sharp half pad crimps.

Finger Crimping Good 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Gunsmoke Wall
The climb originally ended at the ledge (5.11a), but the extension continues up and left by clipping the anchor (use a long sling) and then punches out the bulge above on horrible crimps to anchors at the top of the formation.Long and technical in nature, this packs a lot of crimping into it's length despite being broken up by the ledge midway. The extension is still cleaning up some, so don't be surprised if some small holds break off. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Gunsmoke Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Gunsmoke Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
BETA PHOTO: Gunsmoke Wall (South Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Gunsmoke Wall (NW Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The west face of the Gunsmoke Wall.

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By mhagny
Aug 31, 2015
There's an additional route between Filet of Sole and Testosterone Crack. Two bolts are visible from the ground, but presumably some gear is typically used between the bolts. I didn't climb it, so I don't have enough info to add it as a route directly. It starts in a dihedral, then onto an arete with features. It's about 8 ft to the right of Filet of Sole, but left of the big offwidth cracks that are ~ 5ft and 12 ft to the left of Testosterone.

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