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Witness Stand S 
Alibi S 
Broken Hearted  S 
Fresh Step TR 
Out of Order S 
Remembering Marina  S 
Tim's Valentine  S 
Uppercut T 


YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, Frank Bentwood & Bruce Boe, December 2009
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 632
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 27, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Alibi (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP


Interesting climbing on vertical patina plates gives way to a engaging sequence of thin crimps and sloping smears (crux) just past the 2nd bolt. Once the third bolt is reached a few more smears lead up and slightly left to a rounded mantle and anchors up and over the top.

Although short this is a high quality route that deserves more attention.


Just left of Out of Order, two routes left of Exhibit A and about 50' right of Tim's Valentine .


Fixed pin, 3 bolts, ring anchors (shared with Out of Order and Witness Stand)

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Rock Climbing Photo: A. Witness Stand 5.11a B. Alibi 5.11b C. Out Of Or...
BETA PHOTO: A. Witness Stand 5.11a B. Alibi 5.11b C. Out Of Or...

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By Gavin Bridgeman
From: Tustin, California
Mar 8, 2014

Again great short route with a small punch at the 2nd bolt. Good foot sequencing is required!

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