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Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tony grice on Jan 11, 2007
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This is a nice wall with some fine routes on it.
It is sunny for a portion of the day , 10 am or so to 2 or 3 pm.
Not crowded , yet.
The hike up the boulders may deter some folks.

Getting There 

Hike up to and along the corral wall head left through some dense shrubs , look for small trails. Hike/ boulder hop up the canyon for a while 400 yds or so , you will see the nice splitter 5.8 "Hop sing" on your left as you head up. Enjoy

Climbing Season

For the Rattlesnake Canyon area.

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ponderosa Wall / Black Tower:
Hop Sing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Virginia City   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The FA of Blazing Saddles (5.10a)

Blazing Saddles 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe...
This route is located 300 yards south of the Corral Wall. Climb the right side of a large, brown formation with a curving crack (Doc Holliday). Starts low off boulders. Clip the first bolt and make hard moves up to a rail. Mantle the rail and step up a few more moves to a ledge. Climb the edge past 3 more bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The FA of Blazing Saddles (5.10a)
The FA of Blazing Saddles (5.10a)
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Black Tower. Photo by Blitzo.

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