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Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area

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Every Color You Are 
Grotesque Old Woman 
Less Poetry Please 
Mister Witty 
Morning Dove White 
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies 
Take the Force of the Blow 
Tall Wall Left 
Tall Wall Middle 
Wills Arete 

Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area 


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Elevation: 4,500'
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, Adam Winters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Adam Winters on Nov 1, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Mister Witty Topo

Description 

Located on the elevated West Rim, this area offers great moderate pocket problems with some easy, hard and high stuff too.


Getting There 

Walking up canyon, the West Rim is the rock band that runs along the entire left side of the canyon at the top of the hill. 'Desert Skies' is on the rim adjacent to the 'Happy Boulder Area'.


Climbing Season


10 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area:
My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   
Wills Arete   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 20'   
Every Color You Are   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Mister Witty   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Morning Dove White   V7-8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area
In the thick of the crux

Tall Wall Middle V3+ 6A+ CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Desert Skies/Morning Dove A...
Highball. Stand-start high with good edges on the vertical wall. Make a big stretch up and right to a big square-cut sidepull, and head up on edges, OR go straight up from the starting holds on crimps and sidepulls. Slightly easier moves lead up to the safety of the big horizontal crack at 25 feet, followed by a few more feet of easy ground. The opening sequences feel like the physical crux, but you get off the deck real quick on this thing and the moves continue to be committing. Very head...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Desert Skies/Morning Dove Area Slideshow Add Photo
Pulling pockets at the Desert Skies Area
Pulling pockets at the Desert Skies Area
View from up on the East Rim
BETA PHOTO: View from up on the East Rim
Morning Dove Wall Topo
BETA PHOTO: Morning Dove Wall Topo
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