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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10c [details]|
|FA: ||Pete Charkin, Alan Roberts, Bruce Howatt and Shane Swain 1985|
|Submitted By: ||Murf on Jan 1, 2005|
BETA PHOTO: Follow the crack to the top!
Immediately left of the Houdini Arete/Great Escape is this thin crack. Rated .10d in the Vogel guide, it is easier than it looks. Not worth travelling for, but a worthy tick.
Small nuts and cams for the route. Hand and hand+ for the anchor.
|Comments on Foreign Legion
From: Lyons, CO
Mar 11, 2006
I thought the crux was not at the thin crack at the bottom, but higher up where you can actually get your fingers in. The feet go away and I had to do a balancy sidepull/step across that seemed harder than 10b. Ballnuts or RP's recommended for the 1/4" section of crack about 15-20 feet up.
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Mar 13, 2006
Another route in this region that was unusual for Joshua Tree in that in that it was originally a bit overrated and overstarred at 5.10d with 4 of 5 stars.
|By Graham Roff|
From: San Diego
Apr 3, 2006
Pretty cool climb if you are in the area. Protection is tricky, be sure to bring a set of micro nuts and a cool head. While not 10d as in the original guide, I'd say pretty solid 10c.
|By C Miller|
Apr 3, 2006
A good climb for the area but it's a bit on the short side. Nothing smaller than a #1 (WC) Rock should be needed.
|By Richard Shore|
Jan 7, 2013
A short but demanding lead. Most work I've done for 30' of climbing in awhile. I'd say 5.10+ is fair for the onsight leader. The upper bit can be done in two different ways - crimp all out, campus-style on the left side of the crack, or delicately walk up the offset edge while grabbing the arÍte out right.