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This northeast-facing rock is the first major formation that one will encounter on the trail to the White Cliffs of Dover This rock is steep enough that, while the belayer will be exposed to sunlight in the morning, the climbs will have at least some degree of shade all day. Without a doubt, the classic on the formation is Right Baskerville Crack (5.10a). Descent is a walk-off.
Starting from Trashcan Rock, find a well developed trail that heads south towards an obvious band of cliffs...the rocks high up on this hill are the White Cliffs of Dover Note: this trail can be found on the eastern-most side of the parking lot in the back. Hike the trail for approximately 1/2 mile; Baskerville Rock is the first one encountered.
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Right Baskerville Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Left Baskerville Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Baskerville Rock
Left of the excellent Right Baskerville Crack is this obvious line that splits the formation. Don't be put off by the width of the crack as it's easier than appearances suggest. Make unprotected bouldery moves to gain a ledge (crux) then launch up the striking wide splitter. A single #4 Camalot or equivalent should suffice, although another large piece may be deisired if not sliding the pro with you. Smaller sized gear (2-3") is utilized to set an anchor. Perhaps somewhat intimidating in...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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