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Alien Head 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: toddgordon on Apr 30, 2010

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The Alien Head


This climb ascends the southwest face of a small mini-spire formation on the hillside across and east of the Rattlesnake parking lot. It is located relatively low on the hillside and can be reached in about 10 minutes or so from the parking area. 1.32578 stars out of five.


From the Rattlesnake parking lot, hike east, across the Rattlesnake wash, and head over to some jumbled boulders low on the hillside, just left of the steep gully which leads east. On the largest boulder, you will see the route.


Quick draws only

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Rock Climbing Photo: Alien Head (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Alien Head (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon on the Alien Head
Todd Gordon on the Alien Head
Rock Climbing Photo: Brett Pinar on the FA of The Alien Head.
Brett Pinar on the FA of The Alien Head.

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By Joseph Lai
Dec 3, 2013

The holds in between the third and fourth bolt have become semi-chossy from multiple ascents. I tended to rely on slopers a lot more, as the obvious jugs were starting to come off.
By Alec Lutheran
From: mammoth lakes, ca
Feb 23, 2016
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Chalked Jug within a few feet above the first bolt is coming loose. Pretty much the largest hold on the route and hard to miss. Rest of the route is amazingly solid

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