Ringtail Cat (Bassariscus astutus) at the IRS Wall...
Up and right from the Dairy Queen Wall
is this nicely featured wall with a good assortment of mostly crack routes and the odd face climb. Highlights here include Tax Man
(5.10a) and Alf's Arete
(5.11a). Morning sun and afternoon shade.
Approach as for the Dairy Queen Wall
but head up and right through boulders following a worn path to the base of the wall. Plan on a 15-25 minute approach from the car.
Weather station 10.2 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in IRS Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for IRS Wall:
Tax Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Tax Evasion 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Alf's Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For IRS Wall
Alf's Arete 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : IRS Wall
On the left edge of the IRS wall is an almost vertical arete with 7 bolts. This is Alf's Arete. Technical edging and very thin holds characterise this face climb. The first bolt is a little high, and you definitely don't want to blow it before clipping it. The finish, though quite slabby, is run out and forces you to keep your concentration high. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: IRS Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
A Ringtail Cat (Bassariscus astutus) at the IRS Wa...
BETA PHOTO: The IRS Wall from below, Joshua Tree NP