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Dik Dik 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Andrea Tomaszewski, Tucker Tech
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Submitted By: Dave Cox on Dec 17, 2006

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A fun steep climb on positive holds makes this a fun route to do if in the area. Well-thought-out bolt placements that are not scary or overbolted. Pretty solid jugs.


Located on the northwest side of Sunlight Rock, short boulder hopping and you're there. Walk off to climber's right.


Three bolts (3/8"), natural anchor (sling a boulder) up top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A very petite creature, with a very odd snout
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dik Dik (5.9), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Dik Dik (5.9), Joshua Tree NP

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By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
May 5, 2008

This is a very good climb, rare for JT in that there are lots of big incut holds. The 5.9 (Gordon 5.8) crux at the top is steep and somewhat reachy.
By C Miller
Jan 11, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Engaging climbing on mostly solid holds to a definite crux over a bulge on thin edges and knobs going to the 3rd bolt.

Additional pro can be placed on this before the 1st bolt (3" piece in a horizontal) and a just below the 2nd bolt (1/2" piece in a horizontal). Tie off a large block for the anchor as noted and an easy downclimb not walk-off to the climber's right down a gully/widecrack.

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