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This rock only has a couple routes on it, but it does sport the ultra-classic Coarse And Buggy (5.11a/b) as well as the easily TR-able face climb The Sowsuckle (5.12a/b). The rock mainly faces east and north so it's ideal for warm weather days, though we were able to climb here on a comfy day in early January. Fun for an afternoon of climbing and it's near Hemingway Buttress and Dairy Queen Wall.
Drive about 3/4 of a mile south on Quail Springs Road from the junction with Lost Horse Ranger Station Road to a small parking area on the shoulder. The stunning dihedral of Coarse and Buggy is easily visible from the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dihedral Rock:
Happy Happy, Joy Joy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Couldn't Wait 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 60'
How 'bout It? 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Sowsuckle 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Coarse and Buggy 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dihedral Rock
This route is among many people's favorite climbs at J-Tree and I would have to say that it's the coolest single pitch I've done at the Tree. Locate the stunning left-facing dihedral which faces the road...you can't miss it. A toprope can be set up top without too much trouble, which means the climb is likely to be swarmed by a TR-ing mob from time to time. The climb can either be started by climbing easily in from the boulder on the left or via a direct start (5.10). The crux (5.11-) comes ri...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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