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Valdes snapped this shot from the top of DQ Wall a...
This route climbs the featured, vertical crack left of Hot Fudge. The climb is not overly sustained and eats up small gear primarily. The crack can be used to jam in a few places only, especially if you have bigger hands, but face holds are abundant for both hands and feet. A bit easier climb than Mr. Misty Kiss, which goes at the same level in Vogel's guidebook. Very shady climb, no matter the time of day with its NE orientation. After leading, build a belay or use the anchors above Hot Fudge to bring up the second. Enjoy this fun route with many others near the same level on DQ Wall.
Gear up to 3", but primarily little stuff - nuts and .5 camalot or smaller except for the top of the route where a #3 can be placed. 2" and 3" gear can be used to top rope or build a belay anchor if desired.
first trad lead at JTree
Noelle cruisin' the lead on Frosty Cone.
BETA PHOTO: Amir following Frosty Cone today.
My buddy Frank in front of Frosty Cone. The guy o...
|By Mike Epke|
From: Denver, CO
Dec 7, 2003
I agree, this should be 2 out of 3 stars, I mistakenly marked 3 out of 3 when putting the route up. Enjoy this fun climb.
Dec 31, 2004
Fun route. Lots of jugs and it protects really well. This has to be the easiest 5.7 in Joshua tree. I think it is more like an easy 5.6. Build a belay rather than using the toprope anchors for the neighboring 5.9 because the area is REALLY CROWDED.
|By Chris Swope|
From: Greeley, co
Mar 15, 2006
I found this route to be a little soft for 5.7 but I still thought it was a really fun lead. The steepness of the line made it all the more fun.
|By Scott Edlin|
From: boulder, co
Apr 12, 2006
steep and featured - not much jamming to be had.
From: Portland, OR
Oct 5, 2006
I agree with the others - one of the easiest 5.7's you'll find. A good route for the novice leader as it eats up gear and the moves aren't too strenous.
|By Mark L|
Apr 30, 2007
Essentially you can treat this as a easy very protectable very secure straight forward 5.5 bucket climb (if your taller) or a contrived 5.7 crack-only for fingers/hands and feet climb. This climb seems easier than other 5.3s in the park. Ditto on great lead for the inexperienced leader. Need thin to perfect hand sized and bigger pieces for the belay up top from what I remember.
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 7, 2009
Had a great time leading this route, although I would have loved to have brought along a few smaller pieces. No one at Dairy Queen Wall on a Saturday in November? We lucked out!
|By Jeff Scofield|
From: Yorba Linda, CA
Feb 26, 2012
Lead this today don't know why some jerk cut off the rap bolts. The downclimb is very sketchy....As of 2-25-2012 no rap bolts above this route
|By Climb To Safety|
Dec 13, 2012
top notch day at joshua tree today (12-12-12). good friends, perfect weather, no crowds.
Jan 28, 2013
We found a single bolt to the north near the top of Misty Kiss (in January 2013). The quicklink on it was kind of small for easy pulling the rope thru. Someone had added a bigger nice rappel ring attached by a short length of webbing. We tested it on belay, then rapped off the single bolt.
This was after watching then talking with another party who was not having fun with the down-climb.