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Actually the northeast end of Low Motivation Dome, this area contains its namesake, the classic Hook and Ladder (5.11b). For the aficionados of the offwidth, Poodle Boy (5.10b) is all wide all the way.

Getting There 

Park as for Uncle Willies approach to the South Wonderland. Take the park service trail for the Stamp Mill. Head past the stamp mill into the wash that passes between Worth Bagley Dome and Iguana Dome. Continue until a large rock split by a offwidth crack and a high finger crack is spotted on the left, this is the Hook and Ladder area. Any doubt as to the location, can be laid to rest once you spot the eponymous ladder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Hook and Ladder   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Hook and Ladder 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hook and Ladder Area
So lets say you spot an sweet finger crack which begs to be climbed. The only problem is the crack starts about 15 feet off the deck. Hmmm... If I only had a ladder. Turns out, in this case, Mike and Randy had a ladder, salvaged from the nearby stamping mill.Climb the ladder, top step, and reach up for the incipient crack. The moves to get established in the crack proper are commiting, fairly hard, with high excitement potential. Your amusement in using the ladder turns to sick anticipation o...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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From left to right,  Pink Thing 5.10- City H  5.8 ...
From left to right, Pink Thing 5.10- City H 5.8 ...
Hook & Ladder area. Photo by Blitzo.
Hook & Ladder area. Photo by Blitzo.

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