Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules)
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Photo of Mark Nelson by Fran Fierst, January 1, 20...
From the end of the Lost Horse Road walk southeast for 1/4 mile or so following a beaten path as you pass numerous rock formations on your left. This climb lies at the base of the hillide you'll walk along and is set amongst boulders making it somewhat hidden. Basically a solo this climbs the north side past some ledgy steps to a small summit. Standing up on it will test your balance especially if windy. If nervous break out the camera and get your "Kodak Courage" going.
None, so don't fall!
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BETA PHOTO: Ryan Avery on top of the outstanding free solo Agu...
Don't look down...
Resist the urge...
Foolish posing circa late '80s.
BETA PHOTO: Cutting loose on the Finger of Hercules.
Steve on top of the aguille. Piece of cake.
Figured I'd add my contribution to the Aiguille pi...
Here I am on the Aiguille
Posing at it's finest.
Unknown climber on Aiguille.
Cory Donavon cutting loose on Aiguille de Joshua T...
|Comments on Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules)
|By Ryan Avery|
Apr 4, 2005
Definitely a must do before your Josh days are over.It was three or four 5.6 moves once on the ledge for me. The mantle and standing up is the mental crux as the top is sloping downward. Bring a camera.
|By big lebowski|
Feb 23, 2007
OK, so we wimped out by throwing a rope over the notch and top-roping :o) The climbing is very easy, but then so is falling off
Mar 7, 2007
rating: 5.4 X
Short, but also in a field of large talus/boulders that wouldn't be nice to fall on (most pics don't show that). This climb would be rated less than 5.6 if it were located elsewhere.
Jun 23, 2007
rating: 5.6 X
I could not walk by this without climbing it!
|By Kyle Wills|
From: San Diego CA
Jan 18, 2010
rating: 5.4 X
Friends don't let friends throw a rope on Aiguille de Joshua Tree.