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Gotcha Bush 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 8, 2006

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80+ year old Fred Beckey on "Gotcha Bush"...

Description 

Face left of "Right N Up". Start behind creosote bush (it's not cats claw, gotcha bush). Entry moves are hard for 5.4!

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Three-year old Wesley Fienup (in the red helmet) climbs Gotcha Bush in Indian Cove, Joshua Tree.  <br /> <br />For little climbers like this, you'll need to provide a boost up the first 6 feet of the route. That 5.6 move is height-dependent.
Three-year old Wesley Fienup (in the red helmet) c...
Emil, working on Gotcha Bush on top rope.
Emil, working on Gotcha Bush on top rope.
"Gotcha Bush". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Gotcha Bush". Photo by Blitzo.
Don knocking it off at the end of the day.
Don knocking it off at the end of the day.
My favorite solo at the short Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
My favorite solo at the short Wall. Photo by Blitz...
On the day before his 6th birthday, Bryson Fienup climbs Gotcha Bush in Indian Cove, Joshua Tree National Park.
On the day before his 6th birthday, Bryson Fienup ...
Blitzo soloing on the upper section of "Gotcha Bush". <br />Photo by Sonya Dickenson.
Blitzo soloing on the upper section of "Gotch...
Emil, making good progress.
Emil, making good progress.

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By Blitzo
Sep 8, 2006

One of my favorite solos on this wall!
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Mar 30, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Favorite solo on this wall for me as well. Interesting and fun face climbing with a somewhat hidden hold at one section.
By Rodger Raubach
Sep 8, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The once-large bush is now gone, but the fun remains! Enjoyable as a beginner top rope.
By Justin Peacock
From: Denver, co
Jan 8, 2012

Stiff start for 5.6 but fun otherwise.
By Donny Llama
Dec 25, 2012

A 5.6 move to get off the ground, then 5.3 to the top. Super casual, super fun solo
By Rodger Raubach
Apr 19, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route has been "loved to death," because the ground level has gotten lower over the years. The naming feature, the "Gotcha Bush," is nowhere to be seen. The start is more difficult now than in the 1980's. Still, an Indian Cove favorite of mine.