|Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)
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High on the right side of the cliff is a big left-facing corner. Go past a bolt then follow the crack.
This route is erroneously called Mother's Day in the Todd Swain guidebook.
J.C. leading, belayed by Gil.
J.C. flying up the heady start.
J.C. looking for pro at the start of the nice crac...
J.C. a bit run-out.
J.C. halfway up the route.
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 14, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13
Excellent route that is actually very fun if in the area. You can get good pro in during the first half of the route. Once the crack really thins down half way up pro might be a little tight for 20 feet or so but not impossible by no means, just small!! You can either finish and walk off or traverse left following a crack/ridge to the anchors of the sport route next to it! This route is also easy to toprope after climbing the sport route!! Enjoy PS: This wall gets great shade after about Noon.
Jun 28, 2007
There may be some confusion about this route if you're using the B/McM book. It suggests some totally different route which may or may not exist, apparently nowhere near Randy and Pier's two bolted routes. These three are an excellent after-work evening with a short jaunt to the notch to watch the sun set when you finish. Quality! I used a 00 TCU on this one but gear was everywhere, just thin for a while.
Apr 14, 2008
This is not Mothers Day. The name of this route is "Cram it" - 5.9 The real Mothers Day is further up the canyon. Also, when the first ascent was done, Randy Grandstaff led the first portion without any bolts.