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Upper Black Dyke - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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1974, 1999, 2009
Rock (Sport)
10 draws, helmet, (optional single set of finger‐ to hand‐sized cams)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


This four-pitch climb follows a basalt-infused dyke through the upper part of the sheer Grand Wall. It now offers a moderate, bolted route from Bellygood Ledge to the top of the Grand Wall, thus allowing “mortals” to gain the summit rim after the lower Wall. Retro work in 2009 included cleaning and bolting the dyke itself on pitch 2.

Descent Options:

Walk down the Chief Backside Trail

Submitted by: JeremyF on 2010-03-28
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Route ID: 103969

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: monicaj on 2010-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Better than it looks

We did this finish to the Grand wall. You can link the first two and last two pitches but it requires a bit of simulclimbing. The rock was surprisingly solid, it must have been scary for the first ascenists though who cleaned it up.

Added: 2011-01-07