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Pistol Whipped Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Dangling Derelict T 
Firing Line S 
Hair Trigger S 
Peacemaker, The S 
Pistol Whipped S 
Ricochet S 
Shootin' Blanks S 
Showdown, The S 
Silver Bullet S 

Pistol Whipped Wall  


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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 34.3084, -116.8789 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 6, 2006
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Tom Donnely finishing the crux of Peacemaker.

Description 

The Pistol Whipped Wall is a large, west-facing wall which is actually the backside of the Thunderbird Wall, which is located in the Ampitheatre.

Routes here are vertical to slightly overhanging in nature and tend to be somewhat fingery, with mostly positive holds. Recommended routes here include Ricochet (5.10a), Hair Trigger (5.10c), Pistol Whipped (5.11a), Firing Line (5.11c) and The Showdown (5.11d).

Routes listed from left to right:

Dangling Derelict (5.10a)
Hang 'Em High (5.10d TR)
Ricochet (5.10a)
The Peacemaker (5.11a)
Shootin' Blanks (5.10b)
The Showdown (5.11d)
Pistol Whipped (5.11a)
A Good Day to Die (5.8)
Silver Bullet (5.10b)
Hair Trigger (5.10c)
Firing Line (5.11c)

Getting There 

If coming from the vicinity of The Ampitheatre walk west past the south face of the Thunderbird Wall to hit the wall at it's south end near the route Firing Line.

From the Motherlode Wall head south towards the Gunsmoke Wall and then south along a trail which will lead to the left side of the wall near the route Ricochet.

To get there from the northern parking area, hike the 4x4 road (3N07A) south until the wall comes into view and then take the trail that branches off near the left side of the formation - you'll hit the wall near the route Dangling Derelict.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pistol Whipped Wall:
Ricochet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pistol Whipped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Showdown   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Pistol Whipped Wall
Tom Donnely leading Ricochet.

Ricochet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Pistol Whipped Wall
This is the left-most bolted line on the Pistol Whipped Wall and despite first appearances goes at a moderate grade. The route starts on a short right-slanting ramp system that leads to a flake and then up past several horizontals to reach a steep headwall capped by a slanting dike. Well protected with an airy feel, this is a good warm-up for the harder lines here and is a recommended climb for the grade at this area. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The west-facing Pistol Whipped Wall is home to many good routes from 5.8 - 5.12a.
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