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The Power Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 650'
Location: 34.098, -118.734 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Aug 28, 2007  with updates from Jim H and 1 more

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This is the main wall of the area, hosting a half-dozen or so routes, mostly easy to moderate. Hence, don’t be surprised to find a crowd hanging out here. Although there are several routes here many share anchors so there can only be about three parties climbing at any time. The route on the far left with the hanging belay (Power Grid) has its own open shuts. The two overhanging jug-hauls in the center share an anchor. And all the routes on the right side starting with the slab share an anchor.

Some recent new development has happened on the far right side of the wall, around the corner. The routes look like they could still use some cleaning up.

Getting There 

After you pass over the dam and scramble down the hill into the wash, follow the stream for about 100 meters until you see a large wall on the left side with an obvious boulder scramble approach. There is an optional dirt path on the right side of the wash that will also get you there, but is actually sketchier than the boulder scramble in the wash itself.

Climbing Season

For the Century Lake Area area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Power Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Power Wall:
Power Ranger   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Powder Puff Girls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Power Grid   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Power Station   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Electric Eye   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Rolling Blackout   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Power Outage   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Power Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Katy throwing through the crux on Rolling Blackout...

Rolling Blackout 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Power Wall
Best route on the wall, IMHO. Start on some smaller pockets just right of the large huecos of Power Station. Crux at third bolt as you pull left around a protruding rock. Joins (the better half of) Power Station after that....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Power Station
Power Station
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Creek at the Power Wall on 10-2-10.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Power Wall
The Power Wall

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By ryan mattock
From: calabasas Ca
Mar 2, 2009
also another great place to hang out and climb.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 18, 2009
Another great wall with fun routes that are a little soft for their ratings. Love them huecos!
By Adam Artizada
Dec 30, 2015
Near the top of Power Station and Rolling Blackout, there is an amazing jug horn marked with an X in chalk. The hold is loose, and needs to be pulled off. Do not crank on it. I'll rip it down next time i'm there.

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