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J Tree in the spring...weather doesn't get much better than this


Member Since: Feb 3, 2010
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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Atlantis Area : Atlantis Wall : ... : Taurus (5.8)
By: Grace C When: Dec 15, 2010

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Comments: This climb absolutely eats gear, especially mid-sized nuts! Even though I found myself on the edge of my comfort zone a few times at the top, it was really reassuring to know that you can get bomber gear just about anywhere you want. So for someone looking looking to push it from 7s to 8s, this is great climb to tick off.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Lost Horse Area : Playhouse Rock : Curtain Call (5.6)
By: Grace C When: Apr 25, 2010

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Comments: TinMan's got it right- I did this climb today and even though 6's are typically warm-ups for me, I found the runout after my first piece to be pretty intimidating. To make matters worse, the move that you have to make on said runout is definitely the crux (and a pretty stiff crux for a 5.6 imo). It did, however, look like you could protect it nicely with a very small cam, but, of course, I didn't have one


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : The Grotto : Superfly (5.10a)
By: Grace C When: Apr 15, 2010

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Comments: Anderson's guide recommends stick clipping the first bolt, and after climbing this, I definitely agree with him. However, if you're like me and find yourself sans a clip stick, you can at least gain some metal security by scrambling up the bolder, leaning way out, and clipping the first bolt of the route to the right before you go for the first actual bolt on Superfly. I then lowered off and unclipped that first bolt to save myself the rope drag, so it was quite a production for probably not a... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : The Thin Wall : Almost Vertical (5.7)
By: Grace C When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: This was my first 5.7 lead at J Tree and it served that purpose well. Very straightforwards, good rest spots, and great gear.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley : Worthwhile Rock : Worthwhile Pile (5.7)
By: Grace C When: Feb 22, 2010

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Comments: I definitely agree with the other two- really a fun route! You've got to think a lot, but once you figure it out, the actual moves are super solid. So mentally strenuous but not at all physically intimidating...and great gear to boot.