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Feudal Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,100'
Location: 34.09311, -116.15364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Jun 23, 2002
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The Feudal Wall is one of the larger formations in Indian Cove that offers a number of lengthy, quality moderates (mostly cracks) as well as quick and easy access. The wall is split at mid-height by a large ledge system allowing for topropes to be easily set on the lower half, as well as providing a convenient way down which makes the area quite popular with large crowds of topropers. Many climbs continue to the top of the formation but most suffer from some degree of loose and/or grainy rock (exceptions do exist).

Moving from the climbers left to right, some fun climbs include the three Duchess climbs (Duchess Left, 5.4; Duchess, 5.6; and Duchess Right, 5.7) -- especially the right, which is a classic 5.7 off-width. The Castrum (5.10a) is a classic thin crack/tips layback. The start of Crown Jewels is (in my opinion) a bit of a sandbag at 5.7, but this is one of the climbs that remains fun all the way to the top. Over at the right end of the formation, The Mikado (5.6) is a fun route, and don't miss the chance to hang a top-rope and take a shot at the California Crack (5.11a). One notable climb on the upper level, near the left-hand side of the formation is La Reina (5.9) a beautiful right-facing dihedral with a splitter handcrack in the back.

Finally, the Feudal Wall offers an afternoon's worth of fourth and easy fifth scrambling/free-soloing which is excellent for keeping the pulse rate up or keeping the friends occupied while you get some more climbing in.

Getting There 

The Feudal Wall is the next to last wall you pass (it's just before the Short Wall) as you follow the Indian Cove Road to the southeast through the family campsites and out towards Rattlesnake Canyon. Parking is available right at the base of the rock, so the approach is minimal, at the most.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Feudal Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Feudal Wall:
Crown Jewels   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Feudal Wall (Left Side)
La Reina   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Feudal Wall (Left Side)
Noriega Does Panama   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Feudal Wall (Right Side)
The Castrum   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Feudal Wall (Left Side)
Pet or Meat   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Feudal Wall (Right Side)
Panther Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Feudal Wall (Right Side)
California Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   Feudal Wall (Right Side)
Monaco   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Feudal Wall (Left Side)
Pocket Pool   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Feudal Wall (Left Side)
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Featured Route For Feudal Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: "Dry Lake". Photo by Blitzo.

Dry Lake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Feudal Wall (Right Side)
Around the corner at the east end of the Feudal Wall and to the right of the Panther crack is a left facing lie-back crack and face. Climb to a bolt about fifteen feet above. The crux is getting by this bolt. They key is the hidden crack well to your right. If you can't reach it, the difficulty goes way up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Short Wall and Feudal Wall.
BETA PHOTO: Short Wall and Feudal Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown route at Feudal Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Unknown route at Feudal Wall. Photo by Blitzo.

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