|Black Rock Towers
FA on Thanksgiving Day, 1996. Climb up to the top of the bedding seam and a nice ledge. 5.8 Continue up the crack (5.9) until it turns into a thin hands/finger crack (5.9) and becomes vertical. Continue up to the chimney and the summit. This will likely go free at 5.11 or a more difficult rating. I think the FA party might have had a wee hangover.
Avoid the loose rocks immediately to the right of the base of this route. The middle tower looks inviting, but a thorough recon did not yield any routes sans a bolt ladder.
Ron's Tower is the westernmost or right-hand tower. The FA route ascends the crack on the south side (back side) of the tower.
The standard stuff.
Nov 30, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1
REAAAAAAAL soft down low then great! I thought it was 5.10 climbing the whole way but I had been eating a few boomers.... so who knows. I did pull on one small piece of gear near the top when I was exhausted and having trouble getting feet on a sandy ramp, other than that I say it goes free and clean at .10+
Rapped off the other side with one 60m rope! 2 rapps. anchor 1/4 way down. that was a relief cuz we weren't sure.