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This popular section of the wall extends from More Funky than Junky to The Sun Also Rises and is home to lots of moderate crack routes with a few face climbs in the harder grades. Some of the better routes here include White Lightning (5.7), Dung Fu (5.7), Feltonian Physics (5.8), Overseer (5.9), Rock Wren (5.10a), Prepackaged (5.10a), Poodles are People Too (5.10b) and The Roadrunner (5.11c).
Park in the large paved lot off the main road and follow the signed path to the wall. The approach time is around 10 minutes from the car.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hemingway Buttress (East Face Left) :
White Lightning 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Dung Fu 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Coyote Bait 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Feltonian Physics 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Smoke-a-Bowl 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Overseer 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Golden Years 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Prepackaged 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Poodles are People Too 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Hemingway Buttress (East Face Left)
Poodles are People Too 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
This climb is located towards the left end of the wall and lies just to the right of the obvious straight-in crack of White Lightning. This was the first of the many Poodle routes in Joshua Tree, and what it all means...well who knows, but this is a fabulous route. The lower (crux) section of the route is characterized by face climbing with small wires for pro. Not your ordinary clip-up, it makes you question how far you want to go off that last piece...higher, the difficulty eases until ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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