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Although the left side of the Dairy Queen Wall shares the same name as the more popular right side, and the two portions are connected, most people are wholly unfamiliar with this lesser visited side. That's too bad as there are some really good routes on this side and the approach is actually easier as well.
Park as for Hemingway Buttress, in the large, paved parking area and follow the signed Access Fund trail towards Hemingway and then cut left to near the base of the wall. Alternately, one can park as for Playhouse Rock, near the Milepost, and follow the marked trail to Playhouse and then cut right to reach the same point near the base of the wall. Once at the base a bit of scrambling is required to access the base of the wall proper; if you hit it right you should come in right at the base of Norm.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dairy Queen Wall - Left Side:
Leap Year Flake 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Lurch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Get Right or Get Left (aka Addams Family) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Norm 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Leap Erickson 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Pat Adams Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Pat Adams Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
This is another neglected classic which is found on the left side of the Dairy Queen Wall. Once at the base of the cliff climb the excellent Leap Year Flake or Leap Erickson as an approach pitch. Once atop these routes you'll be under a large overhang capping a right facing corner which is the route.The undercling/layback just off the start is the crux, and after the first 30 feet of climbing, you have to go up and around the roof which is easier, but a bit scary. An excellent stopper...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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