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Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side

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Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side 


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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.


15 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dairy Queen Wall - Right Side:
Mr. Misty Kiss   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Scrumdillyishus   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Frosty Cone   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hot Fudge   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Chili Dog   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   
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Valdes snapped this shot from the top of DQ Wall after TR'ing "A Hot Fudge"

Frosty Cone 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
This route climbs the featured, vertical crack left of Hot Fudge. The climb is not overly sustained and eats up small gear primarily. The crack can be used to jam in a few places only, especially if you have bigger hands, but face holds are abundant for both hands and feet. A bit easier climb than Mr. Misty Kiss, which goes at the same level in Vogel's guidebook. Very shady climb, no matter the time of day with its NE orientation. After leading, build a belay or use the anchors above Hot Fudge ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Valdes snapped this shot from the top of DQ Wall after TR'ing "A Hot Fudge"
Valdes snapped this shot from the top of DQ Wall a...
Natural arch at the DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Natural arch at the DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Dairy Queen Wall (Right)
Dairy Queen Wall (Right)
Unknown climber on Mr. Misty Kiss (5.7), Joshua Tree NP
Unknown climber on Mr. Misty Kiss (5.7), Joshua Tr...
The Cirque Du Soleil crew at Dairy Queen. Never a dull moment. <br /> <br />From bottom to top: Patrick, Anna, Brett, with Jonny climbing.
The Cirque Du Soleil crew at Dairy Queen. Never a ...
The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ ...
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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: Irvine, California
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.

The shadow marks the start of the descent from DQ Wall, Joshua Tree NP
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.