Vastly different in character from the slabby west face is this steep yet featured wall with a handful of sport climbs from 5.11a to 5.13b. Father Figure (5.12d) is the standout and deservedly popular.
Approach as for Lakeside Rock - West Face and then cut right scrambling up a slab with boulders along the south side of the formation to reach the wall.
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Father Figure 5.12d Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
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Father Figure 5.12d CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lakeside Rock - East Face
To approach this route, walk past the right end of the west face and up slabs and boulders to reach the southern end of the formation.This is a classic Joshua Tree sport route - short, but with demanding and unusual moves. Make your way up a steep wall past several horizontals and a lower crux (5.11+) to the top where you will encounter a somewhat reachy crux. Shorter climbers may find the crux (and the route) to be harder than the rating indicates.To the left of this is Patracide, a decent ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA