Black Death

This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Tunnel Wall

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Negative Energy 5.11d (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Grant Stephens, Martin Hackworth in 1984
Length: 40ft
Gear: #.5-#1 Camalots (report bad anchors)

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Drive through Nada Tunnel and park in the 2nd pulloff on the right just past the large overhang near the road (Black Death). Walk to the right of the large overhang and head up the hill. Locate a 10 foot dihedral leading to a ledge. Climb the dihedral to get to the ledge on which this climb is located. Walk to the left to locate this impressively steep crack in a pocketed wall.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Walk off
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS
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5.11b (3 votes)

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1
ray said on September 13th, 2003
Short but sweet.
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ray said on September 13th, 2003
Short but sweet.
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512OW said on December 1st, 2004
5.10d at most. Just a case of old schoolers not knowin how to climb steep pockets.....
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haas said on January 31st, 2005
I felt it was a touch easier than Windy Corner, very pumpy but good holds
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Anonymous said on May 7th, 2005
From Grant Stephens - Martin and I rated this route 10+ originally. Someone else changed the grade later.