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This portion of the Arid Piles has the highest concentration of routes with close to twenty routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12c with a fairly even mix of crack and face routes. Morning shade and afternoon sun.
Approach from the end of the Lost Horse Road or the parking area at Real Hidden Valley, although the latter is slightly shorter timewise. The approach takes 10-20 minutes depending upon your starting point.
10 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arid Piles - Northwest Face:
Quarter Moon Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Edge of Doom 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
29 Palms 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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29 Palms 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Northwest Face
Difficult lieback/jam moves reach the very steep left-facing corner with a seam in the middle. Extremely technical and challenging palming and stemming moves go over a bulge to a lower angle section with a finger sized crack. Near the top the climb steepens before the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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