Login with Facebook
The Frontera
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Captain Bullet S 
Gunsmoke S 
Jerrys' Kids S 
Powder Keg S 
Quick and the Dead, The S 

Powder Keg 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Darren Knezek
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 160
Submitted By: Darren Knezek on Jul 22, 2013

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


Climb through four bolts of fun cobbles to gain a ledge and a killer shakeout. Six more bolts of very continuous climbing to a grand finale. Not as hard as the route to the left or the two to the right, but my favorite of the routes on this steep roof. If you're looking for a sweet 12c, this is one of the better ones just from it's continuity alone. This gets sun throughout the day since it's south facing, but a little shade late in the day.


Currently, this is the third route from the left on the huge roof and the second route to left of Captain Bullet. There are anchors for two more routes to the right of the leftmost route, so in the future it might be the 5th route from the left. This thing is so steep you can stick clip most of the quickdraws standing on the bumper of your car.


10 bolts plus anchors.

Comments on Powder Keg Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!