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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 30, 2013
|Great fun area and well worth a trip especially if you're concerned about the road and/or crowds at neighboring Clark Canyon. The routes are clean, thoughtfully put up and well worth doing. Al picked all the cherries over a decade ago where development seems to have stopped. No crowding or grid-bolting here, just good solid lines!|
By J. Hickok
Mar 1, 2015
While there are some very well bolted lines here, there are also some poorly thought out and contrived lines as well. For example, after climbing several of the routes on the right side of the wall, you may look up and realize that many of them begin in the absolutely wrong place, where the line to the left (or right) traverses in above the current line. Actually, it also looked like the more natural line was avoided in some cases because it was harder and an easier but more obtuse or contrived line was chosen instead.
It seems like some contrived bolting has been done here to squeeze lines in a certain way, when they would have been much more natural bolted straight up. Just me two cents.
The left side of the wall is not like this, and hosts well-bolted natural lines that make perfect sense. Hard to believe the same guy bolted these, or maybe he just rushed some of the lines and realized later that he messed up here and there.
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