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Ambassadors of Funk S 
Better Late than Never S 
Black Ice T 
Fear of a Black Planet S 
Imprisoned Behind Lies S 
James Brown S 
Malcolm X S 
Procrastinator, The S 
Pulp Friction S 
Sidewinder S 
Sweet & Sour T 
Z Dong T 

Negress Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.51235, -118.57119 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 27, 2006
This Afternoon

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Kristina P. working her way into the Dihedral face...


This is the first cliff encountered, on the left, at the bottom of the Central Gorge approach trail.
It's above the toilet.

Getting There 

Use Central Gorge approach.

Climbing Season

For the Central Gorge area.

Weather station 18.1 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Negress Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Negress Wall:
Fear of a Black Planet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ambassadors of Funk   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
James Brown   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Negress Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: First ascent photo of The Procrastinator 5.12a (Ma...

The Procrastinator 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Negress Wall
Start on good rock to the right of the old school rusty chain anchor and single button head. Climb the face and ledges to the base of the obvious dihedral. The dihedral is classic and fun. Climb easy ground for 3 bolts. When the dihedral closes, no hands stemming and reachy moves on slopers and vertical micro edges keeps things interesting. Insecure and creative climbing up the slippery, varnished corner brings you to the bouldery crux at the top. The steep bulge at the chains offers up a hard t...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By brucy
Jul 13, 2016
The Negress Wall while featuring the most compact and least friable rock in the gorge, is also the greasiest and most slippery.

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