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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Billboard Buttress : Squat Rockets (5.4)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Mar 13, 2003

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Comments: This was my first climb at Josh -- three years ago on a TR my buddy Dave set. I haven't been back and it's probably nothing all that exceptional, but I'd give it a star.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Blob : The Blob - North Face : The Bong (5.4)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Mar 13, 2003

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Comments: The Bong is particularly exceptional when compared to other 5.4 climbs around. I'd probably give it 2 stars out of 5, but on a scale of 0 to 3, I'd only give it 1. If it were only a bit longer ...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid... : Dappled Mare (5.8)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Mar 6, 2003

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Comments: Uh ... yeah. Once upon a time (not very long ago), I got suckered by one of those Double Cross bolt threads ... oops.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Apparition Rock
By: Brian Reynolds When: Feb 11, 2003

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Comments: There's an easier descent than the one shown in the picture. As you head to the climber's left, keep going past the gully marked in the picture (which I really didn't like the look of), all the way to the south end of the formation. A low angle slab will lead you down to the side of the formation, and a quick boulder hop will get you back to the base. More roundabout, but also much more secure.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : EBGB Block Area : EBGB's (5.10d)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Feb 10, 2003

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Comments: There was a very famous punk club in New York City's East Village called CBGB's around the time this climb was put up -- bands that got there start there included Blondie, the Talking Heads, the Ramones, and the New York Dolls. For that matter, it's still around. I always figured that EBGB's was a play on that ...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : The Mikado (5.6)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Feb 10, 2003

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Comments: You can also descend between The Mikado and Crown Jewels by crawling through a small hole and down a couple of wide chimneys. It will drop you a lot closer to your packs, but it's a bit of a grunt and it may not save you much time.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Corona/Dos Equis Wall : Scare Way (5.10b)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Jan 31, 2003

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Comments: If they're the same ones I was talking about on the rock page, some of them (or all) needed to go. It was like a bolt farm up there -- 3 or 4 bolts, clustered together in a completely haphazard formation, including one 1/4", two nasty spinners, and a big collection of ratty webbing.

That said, though, I've only been up on Corona once. If the bolts are gone, is there a decent walk-off?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Feudal Wall : ... : Crown Jewels (5.9)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Jan 8, 2003

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Comments: I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is a total sandbag at 5.7 -- I tried it as one of my first leads a couple of years ago, and got totally spanked trying to get past the first bolt (of course, right after I finally gave up, some 12-year-old kid flew right up it, but that's JT for ya'). 5.9 sounds about right.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : W. A. C. (5.8)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Dec 2, 2002

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Comments: Fun climb, fairly easy for the grade. A couple of moves of 5.8 past each of the two bolts, otherwise I would say this route is 5.6, 5.7 at most. I'll second the comment about the rappel -- a 50m rope will not get you all the way to the ground.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Cove : Echo Cove - North Side : The Sound of One Shoe Tappi... (5.8)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Dec 2, 2002

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Comments: I would disagree about the pro. I thought the crux came down low -- 40 feet off the ground but before you reach the first bolt. I found the upper (bolted) face to be 5.6, 5.7 tops.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
By: Brian Reynolds When: Nov 4, 2002

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Comments: If you're looking to TR any of these climbs, an alternate (and, in my opinion, easier) approach is to come up through Rock Garden Valley. The backside of DQ is directly opposite Double Dogleg.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Right ...
By: Brian Reynolds When: Nov 4, 2002

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Comments: An obvious easy walk-up just up-canyon from Swiss Cheese gives access to the entire lower half of the wall if you want to set a TR.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock
By: Brian Reynolds When: Nov 4, 2002

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Comments: The top of Cyclops Rock can be reached via a roudabout walk-up from the east side. You can descend the same way or make a single rope rappel from a pair of bolts on top of Spaghetti & Chili on the SW face.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : The Eye (5.4)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Nov 4, 2002

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Comments: I definitely agree about the rating. No way this thing is 5.1!! It's pretty exposed, and there aren't a lot of solid gear placements either. This would make a great beginner climb as a TR, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it for the inexperienced trad leader.

It's in an interesting location, and it ends in a really neat slot, but I wasn't all that impressed with the climbing itself.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Echo Rock Area : Echo Rock : Echo Rock - West Face : Double Dip (5.6)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Nov 4, 2002

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Comments: What a fabulous route!! For protection, the flake will take a #3 or #3.5 camalot, preferably with a sling or draw to reduce drag. Other than that, don't bother bringing up anything but draws. There are five bolts on the route, plus a two bolt anchor. 4 stars out of 5 (or 3 out of 3)


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : The Old Woman : The Old Woman - West Face : Double Cross (5.7+)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Oct 30, 2002

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Comments: For reasons unknown to me, some people's idea of a fun little game seems to be to constantly bolt, chop, rebolt, and chop again this route. Typically, one bolt seems to go up sometime before Halloween and disappear sometime after Thanksgiving, only to reappear again the following year. Obviously, I can't guarantee that schedule. There may be a bolt there, there may not. Whatever floats your boat.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa... : Poodles are People Too (5.10b)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Oct 10, 2002

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Comments: So who DOES know what's up with all of the poodle routes? Inquiring minds want to know ...


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Sheep Pass Area : Ryan Campground : Headstone Rock : SW Corner (5.6)
By: Brian Reynolds When: Sep 20, 2002

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Comments: Question (inspired by some bolt-war-related discussions going on over on rec.climbing right now): How many bolts were placed on this climb by the FA? When I climbed it last May, there were four, but I seem to recall some discussion that sometimes there aren't quite as many, or they get chopped, or something along those lines. So how many were there originally? And which ones were they? Anyone know?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall
By: Brian Reynolds When: Jun 26, 2002

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Comments: If you want to climb on the right of this formation (the REALLY "short" area), get there EARLY. Boy scouts and church groups love to to gang-rope this one.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Pixie Rock
By: Brian Reynolds When: Jun 26, 2002

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Comments: I believe that there are three bolts up on the flat section on top of Pixie Rock, but they're placed pretty randomly. They're definitely usable as TR anchors, but you're going to need some long slings/webbing, and probably at least one large piece to use as a directional.


Contributed News

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SCMA's "Crack Workshop"CA : Joshua Tree National ParkBrian ReynoldsJan 28, 2003

Contributed Forum Posts

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re: The Red ObeliskSouthern CaliforniaBrian ReynoldsMar 17, 2003

Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

SW Corner 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Double Dip 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Rock - West Face

We Dive At Dawn 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress

Spaghetti & Chili 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cyclops Rock

Cryptic 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Headstone Rock

Willit Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Indian Palisades Corridor

Lazy Day 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Horror Rock

The Castrum 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Feudal Wall (Left Side)

Right On 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...

Palmreader 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Palmreader Wall

Squat Rockets 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress

Klingon Pizza 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Campfire Crag - North Face

The Bong 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - North Face

The Mikado 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Feudal Wall (Right Side)

Helix 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Echo Cove - North Side

The Brown Cave 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Iron Hand Rock

Jaws 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : East Wall Inner (Exorcist A...

With Malice and Forethought 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Varnished Wall

Tiptoe 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Cranny 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

Driving Limitations 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress

Gait of Power 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress

Red Beckey (aka The Rabbi) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress

Mike's Books 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Intersection Rock

Karpkwitz 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Trashcan Rock - West Face

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