Black Band

  • Grade context: US
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  • Ascents: 203
  • Aka: Black Band Area




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First route you see. Awkward ledges lead to an easy bulge and some slab climbing.

Obvious moves into a cruxy roof. Finish with some easy climbing.

An awkward roof into some easy climbing on top.

climb a series of whiteoverlaps and finish on cool rock.

Start with a bunch of underclings and sidepulls to transition into a crimpy finish.

Easy for grade. Enjoy fun climbing on jugs down low, crimps up high and two small roofs.

Edge climbing leads to a few small roofs.

Climb up a flakey left facing corner. Crimps on top will cause hesitation before cruising to easier moves that lead to a small roof. A larger roof guards the anchor.

Climb over a left facing flake and finish along the edge of the roofs. Some down-climbing or traversing may be needed if rappelling/lowering off a 60m rope -- tie a knot in the end.

FA: John Martin, 2006

Climb up a small, left facing corner and into a small right facing corner above.

Goes just left of a tree on the wall -- just goes on a 60m rope, but tie a knot.

FA: John Martin, 2006

This fun route tackles a plumb line up flakes and edges. At he anchors of Who’s Afriad of The Black Bear, get ready to take on the roof.

Start at an obvious break and climb easily to a ledge. Technical climbing to a rail and finish straight to the anchors.

Flake climbing down low leads to a big diagonal break at the base of a right facing corner. A healthy spacing of bolts will keep you on your toes. There is a route called Force Full (10b) that starts at the anchors and finishes past the roof.

FA: Al Ducros & JP McCormid, 2002

The extension to the Force, gaining a remarkable position.

Hard to tell the grade as it feels the same as it’s neighbour, theres two definite slabby techy moves. Sustained small edges and thin crimps

Sustained edge climbing. Excellent and technical. 2 pitches

2 pitches, first pitch is sustained 5.10b/c on edges and crimps. Second pitch is super fun, airy and the same, techy!

An fun little classic for its grade. Climb the juggy flake, transfer to a easy slab move, layback the juggy crack. One of the best for grade in the valley

Start on Dude and branch right at the second bolt.

Begin in front of a large tree and follow a rightward traversing line over some nice cert bands.

Start below a ledge at four meters. Balancy climbing leads to a mid height roof.

Fun sustained climbing on excellent rock.

Fantastic rock, technical and fun

1 5.10c
2 5.11c
3 5.9

A 3 pitch route with varied climbing


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