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Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Coyote Crack (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Grainy and short, with one 5.9 move off the deck leading to 5.7 fingers-hands.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Virginia City (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Slab-tastic! A nice contrast between the lower juggy face and the upper, hold-less slab. It's painfully obvious that the first few bolts were placed on rappel, while the upper half was perfectly protected at stances by the old trad-daddies (Bob and Todd).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Ponderosa Wall / Black Towe... : Hop Sing (5.8)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: Pretty nice for the grade. The slashes on the left wall of the crack make perfect hand-jam constrictions for the duration of the climb. This would be a great route for a budding leader to learn how to place hexes.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Cyclops Rock : Overnight Sensation (5.11b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: A bit grainy to be considered a true classic, but an excellent line nonetheless. Crux is definitely passing the last bolt.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Party in the Desert (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: ^^^ "maybe not even .11b."

Get real, dude. My girlfriend did the move first try and she's no .11b climber. One left sidepull with foot in opposition gets you onto a better right foot and then the crack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Rattlesnake Canyon : Corral Wall : ... : Wild Wild West (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 19, 2012

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Comments: First bolt spins in the hole, and the nut can't be tightened. It won't likely pull out, just be warned.

Knee-barring up the chimney to the second bolt seemed like the natural line to me. I'd still give the slab part .10d though.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : The Outback : Steve Canyon Area : Steve Canyon : ... : Comfortably Numb (5.11)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Wanted to give this one a go last weekend, but was a bit dismayed at the sight of splattered blood EVERYWHERE at the base of the route. Looks like a man (or woman) was recently eaten alive by this OW..


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : Mental Bankruptcy (5.10b PG13)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Bolts were replaced by Tucker Tech and friend last weekend, 12/08.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : Jungle Cruise (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Some small wires and finger-size cams are necessary for protecting the short but demanding crux at the start of the crack.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Central Wonderland : ... : Enchanted Stairway (5.9 R)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Take the fun crack line instead of going out left to the forced bolt. Done this way, this is one of the best long "easy" pitches in the park. 45+ meters long. The upper face is a blast! Huge holds!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Queen Mountain : Olympic Dome : Icon (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 10, 2012

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Comments: Well worth the 1.5-2 hour approach. The rock is patina'ed to the point of being slippery smooth. New webbing and leaver 'biner at the anchor to facilitate rappel as of 12/2012. Nothing smaller than 0.5/0.75 Camelot needed for the lead. Pretty steep - the rappel is free hanging.


Location: CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak : Mountain Devil Dike (5.12d)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 6, 2012

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Comments: Nicely done, Brad! I've done the MSMR next door, and I can only assume this line is of similar quality, albeit substantially more difficult.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Jumbo Rock Area : Nuclear Reactor Rock : Nuke the Whales (5.9)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: Nowhere near as good as Colorado Crack. Some fun movement and good length, but the EXTREMELY coarse nature of the rock is a huge detractor. Very painful jamming, even with tape. Maybe worthwhile if you happen to be camped at Jumbo, want to do something other than Conan's Corridor or Zebra Cliffs, are lazy, and don't feel like driving to climb something better. I certainly won't be coming back.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Perpetual Motion Wall : Rain Dance (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: According to Randy's guide, this route (Rain Dance) is only 5.8 and 0/5 stars. Alan must have got this description mixed up with Knack.

Admin request - can we clean up this confusing mess?


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Geology Tour Road : Virgin Islands Area : Perpetual Motion Wall : Knack (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: This route is pretty stout considering its meager 30' length. 2 or 3 pieces in the finger sizes is all you should need for the lead. 1-2.5" for the anchor, scramble down to climbers right.

5.10c in Randy's guide and 2/5 stars. Seems that it is 5.10+/11a (NOT .10b) based on my experience and comments under the misgraded Rain Dance page here. Worthwhile if you're already here for Perpetual Motion, but certainly not a destination climb.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland South : Wonderland Valley : ... : Photo
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Hey, that's me at the belay! Thanks for the nice pic, Johnny!


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Grey Giant Area : ... : No Self Control (5.12c R)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Rusty 1/4" buttonheads with Leeper hangers and ancient rap slings at the belay.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Willow Hole Area : The Dunce Cap
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Has anyone else noticed the hueco filled with large bone shards on the summit? At first glance, I figured it was a raptor roost, but there is no poop anywhere. On further inspection, the bone pieces are quite large, so unlikely that a bird carried it up there. Methinks a bighorn sheep managed to summit the formation, and forgot his rope for the mandatory rappel, perishing on the summit. Wild.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Willow Hole Area : ... : The Dunce Cap (5.10c R)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: The bolt appears to be a 3/8" rawl type (hex head), but is unfortunately matched with a rusty Leeper hanger. I'm not sure that stick-clipping the bolt erases the R factor, either. There are some dicey 5.10 friction moves at the end of the traverse gaining the thin crack - blow it here and you're looking at a big penji back into the starting boulder. Have your belayer pay out some extra slack with hopes that if you peel, you might swing beneath the block on clean face instead of crashing directly... more >>


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Grey Giant Area : ... : No Self Respect (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Way strenno! Left-side in, right knee chimney technique worked well to inch through the crux.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Grey Giant Area : ... : No Self Confidence (5.10c)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Enduro hands! Maybe not the best choice for a morning "warm-up" climb.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Willow Hole Area : ... : Bighorn Dihedral (5.10b)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Contrary to the guide, we found a quick and (relatively) easy descent to climbers left, passing beneath the Compact Physical .11c route. Well worth the "long" approach.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Willow Hole Area : ... : Lemon Slicer (5.11a)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: A wonderful climb in a remote section of the park. Bouldery finger locks off the deck leads to sustained thin-hands jamming, all overhanging! If this thing got climbed more than once a decade it might clean up nicely. As is, a bit sharp and mildly grainy. Tape highly recommended unless you're a universal donor. Nothing bigger than #1 camalot for the lead, a 2 or 3" piece is helpful for the anchor.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Wonderland North : Grey Giant Area : ... : Natural Selection (5.10d)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 26, 2012

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Comments: Classy line, well-protected at the crux with tiny nuts/cams. Two raps with one 60M cord will get you down. No need to haul a second rope out there. New sling added to the horn rap station 11/2012. 4 out of 5 stars in Randy's book = Josh classic.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Split Rocks : Isles Corridor : Isles Corridor - Left Side : Crack 4 (5.10c R)
By: Richard Shore When: Nov 19, 2012

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Comments: I can't believe some of the above posters called this is a bomb. I do agree with Randy that this is as good as any of the other quality cracks in the corridor though. A TR only for me - I don't trust that tiny fixed head protecting the crux. The upper finger crack/lieback is a treat! Would be a bold lead indeed..

As for the crashpad comment - not exactly a good landing. Big boulders, and the wall slabs out towards the base. I would get a good laugh seeing pads and a team of spotters up there fo... more >>


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