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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Dave Masuo, June 1997
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2007
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Climb a ways to the first bolt and then power up (crux) past some underclings to reach a ledge. The middle of the route is broken and fairly easy, but the route steepens near the top, offering a few more interesting moves on patina edges before the anchors.


Located just left of Black Powder, a striking hand crack.


6 bolts, chain anchors

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 29, 2007

I found this to be a very fun climb. The start is quite pumpy, working through the underclings, then it's on to more delicate sequencial moves. Due to its location, Powderhorn gets a lot of shade on those hot summer days.

By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
May 1, 2012

nice route, real pumpy of the ground on good underclings. After that it more like 5.9

By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13

I like this climb. Bit of a nasty landing before clipping the first bolt, I agree that it's pretty pumpy, I used a knee-bar at the undercling which helped tremendously. While the middle section is easy the rock is interesting. The final headwall will get you if you're burned out.