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BETA PHOTO: Global Warming (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP
Easy moves gain the first bolt after which thin and somewhat reachy moves get one established on some small knobs (crux). After clipping the 2nd bolt move past an shallow intrusion in the rock with so-so feet and then "huck for muffins" to reach the last bolt. Easier friction moves lead to the top.
If the rock were better this would be a more enjoyable climb, then again if the rock were better the climb might not go, as the roughness of the rock allows some amazing hand and footholds to be utilized. Fun and challenging moves on somewhat poor rock. One star out of five.
You'll find this challenging route on the right side of the south face, just right of Big Sandy Bound (aka The Wetlands President).
3 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")
|Comments on Global Warming
|By C Miller|
Feb 15, 2013
"huck for muffins?"
Yes, reach for rounded holds not unlike that of a muffin (top). Credit goes to Kerwin Klein for the catchy phrase.