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(Black Rain) - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 3.91/5 Average Rating : 3.91 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (72)
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Five new bolts to new ring anchors. Hazardous ledge if setting top-rope, with very long tie-in and backup line. Beware of ledging hazard to third bolt. Most falls at the rings.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.57/5
  Rock Quality 3.93/5
  Scenery 3.78/5
  Fun Factor 4.11/5

Description:

To the right of the Amphitheater section, the right half of the Tall Gray Wall has a slight depression below a small ledge: two bolts there show this route, and are the crux. Going right using the dark flake area and reaching over to those bolts is the usual 5.9 line. Leading straight up the first two bolts is much harder (see "Black Rain Direct"). Taking a line to the left of the bolts is a neglected 5.8 variation.

Descent Options:

It is a long way to Three Bears Gully. A minor gully at 'Devil' is difficult, especially down and with a pack.

Submitted by: bulldog on 2008-09-27
Last Modified: 2011-08-16
Views: 2720
Route ID: 15638

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: Colt on 2005-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of my favorites!

If I remember correctly, there is an option to TR this one as well. Nice route for area since it is longer than most.

Added: 2014-02-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gogalac on 2013-07-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars black rain

best thing i have been on at pilot so far

Added: 2013-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2013-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Some big throws

down low lead to a great bucket hall up high. Recommended

Added: 2013-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bigredscowboy on 2013-02-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

Various options. Right is easier

Added: 2013-02-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Climber14 on 2013-01-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun on Lead

Kind of reachy to clip the bolts if you have short arms.

Added: 2013-01-28

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