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Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side

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Airy Scene T 
Bill's Nuts T 
Biological Clock T 
Chili Dog T 
Date Shake T 
Dilly Bar T 
Double Decker T 
Frosty Cone T 
Hot Fudge T 
I Forgot to Have Babies TR 
Mr. Misty Kiss T 
Nuts and Cherries T 
Possum Pie T 
Scrumdillyishus T 
Squirrel Attack T 

Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.02191, -116.17735 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 14, 2002
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Description 

With it's northeastern exposure, the right side of the Dairy Queen Wall is a good choice for late morning shade. A number of fun, short moderate cracks exist on the featured face, and as a result the DQ Wall is a popular and often crowded destination. Popular routes here include Frosty Cone (5.7) and Mr. Misty Kiss (5.8).

To descend off this portion of the Dairy Queen Wall scramble northwest (climber's right) down a chimney/slot (easy 5th class) that runs along the face of the wall.

Getting There 

Park at the designated Hemingway parking area along Quail Springs Road and approach via the signed Access Fund trail to the south (just behind the restroom). Although fairly short, there is some scrambling involved in the approach which may be challenging for beginners.


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Weather station 10.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side:
Frosty Cone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Scrumdillyishus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mr. Misty Kiss   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hot Fudge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Biological Clock   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dairy Queen Wall (Right)
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Rock Climbing Photo: The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ ...
The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Natural arch at the DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Natural arch at the DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
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By Brian Reynolds
Nov 4, 2002
If you're looking to TR any of these climbs, an alternate (and, in my opinion, easier) approach is to come up through Rock Garden Valley. The backside of DQ is directly opposite Double Dogleg.
By Andy
Feb 28, 2005
Gear Alert
The bolts securing chains at the top of Hot Fudge wiggle from side to side with hand pressure. A party rapping off them stated that "They've been that way for a while."
By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Apr 25, 2008
This wall is great for beginning trad leaders. There are a number of easier climbs and there are surpluses of both jams and face holds. Great gear and good fun.
By Tommy G.
From: Killeen, Texas
Nov 7, 2011
No bolt(s) that I could find at the top. Semi-sketch down climb on the far right seems like the way to go.
By C Miller
Administrator
Nov 7, 2011
As noted in the overview the standard descent is made by downclimbing a very secure wide crack (easy 5th class) that starts at the top of the wall and deposits you at the base of Date Shake. This is also the easiest way to the top of the wall if you plan on setting any topropes without leading.

Rock Climbing Photo: The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ ...
The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 29, 2013
There are some new rap anchors. Thanks to whever put them up! They are directly climbers left of Dilly Bar.
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Feb 22, 2016
I was just on this wall on Friday. I can confirm that there are new rap anchors on top just as the photo shows on the description page

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