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Black Dynamite 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Andy Petefish, KC Baum, and Scott Croll, 10/87
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on Jan 19, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Black Dynamite.

Description 

The crux is right where it looks like it is near the ground. Start up the crack and pull the bulge via flaring hand and finger jams. Gain a nice hand crack above and continue until the route meets up with the Standard Route.

Put this route together with Dreams of Far Away Places for a nice multipitch.

Edit: You can also downclimb the first pitch of Standard Route, or rap off a chockstone (bring gray webbing).


Location 

This is located between Standard Route and Sweet Sunday Serenade. Start just right of a pine tree at a black stained, slightly overhanging face split by a bulging finger crack.


Protection 

Standard trad rack: small pieces to wide hand pieces.



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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 21, 2012

Anybody know what the route to the right of Black Dynamite is? It's got a slab start, under a roof, with 2 bolts and then you pull a little bulge above and right of the crux on Black Dynamite. There's a 2 bolt anchor at about 80 feet. We did the Black Dynamite crux and then did the rest of this route on the right to be able to finish at the 2 bolt anchor, because we didn't think there was a fixed anchor on the Standard Route to easily use. Seemed like a decent way to climb Black Dynamite because above the crux looked really easy and slabby and the thing to the right offered steeper, and harder, climbing.