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Good Housekeeping 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob Gaines & Mark Hubbard, March 1996
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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Mike Holley pulling one of the many cruxes on the ...


Start right of Popular Mechanics and climb past a bolt and a gear placement (2" piece) to access the first of five bolts which lead up the slabby arete and ends in the upper reaches of the Popular Mechanics dihedral (gear belay here). Use the fixed anchors of Popular Mechanics to rap back to the base.

The climbing is balancy, footwork intensive and a nice counterpoint to the nearby cracks. Another quality Gaines route and a nice addition to the area. Three stars out of five.


This is the face to arete just right of Popular Mechanics.


5 bolts (3/8"), pro to 3"

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Tidying up the House!
upper crux on good house keeping
upper crux on good house keeping
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By Vernon Stiefel
Feb 11, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I remember more than one technical crux on this fine route. Three out of five stars.
By Mark J Gain
Apr 17, 2005

Felt like 5.10 to me. Good rock and cool arete.
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 22, 2011

If this route felt like 5.10a to you or anyone else....you were on the wrong route....
By Jack Ziegler
From: Golden, CO
Feb 9, 2012

seems like this route would be waaaay easier for people over 6ft. I was baffled by the crux halfway up
By Lucas Dunn
From: San Marcos
Oct 22, 2012

Really high quality route. the moves to make the 2nd bolt are really committing unless you protect the crack with a cam and a sling. Bad rope drag potential if you clip the wrong bolts, or don't extend the bolts properly before you start the upper ArÍte. Defiantly not 5.10, unless you want to down grade every 5.10 in the park.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Dec 6, 2012

Freaking Amazing route!! Excellent Rock quality, different then a lot of stuff at J-Tree. Well protected (make sure to bring a medium size piece and sling it long between the first and second bolt)! Fun Techy moves on a beautiful arete and face. I am 6'1 and I found the route just perfect for my stature! Send On!!!!
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