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Black Rain - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 58
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
The first bolt direct is a 5.10 part that should get a piece in the horizontal crack if you try it. Beware of any fall on the third bolt hitting the ledge. Reaching the top face rings for setting top-rope is difficult and hazardous: not recommended.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Sport line on the right side of the gray wall uphill from the Amphitheater area (where it was listed following Kelley's map). Common start is as far right as you need. Bolt line will be hardest all the way up, with many falls at the rings; right or left will be 5.8-5.7 depending on how far you will reach for the bolts. The rating is rare at Pilot, and this route is very popular. Do keep the Trail clear for hikers, so the Park will let it stay open.

Submitted by: Rmsyll2 on 2010-11-22
Views: 721
Route ID: 107356

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chotoken on 2012-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun Route with Variation

Climbed the 5.7 variation of this route. Tons of fun. I can see where the first bolt from the ground, and first bolt off the big ledge could be an issue. We set up a Top Rope on "Start the Car" and traversed over on a 12" ledge near the top. If you fall there is a bit of a swing. It's not too bad if you are ready for it.

Added: 2012-05-25