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This slabby face is home to about ten routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.11 with an fairly even mix of crack and face climbs. Rock quality ranges from fairly good to atrocious with the seldom done Shit Sandwich (5.9 R/X) an indication of just how bad things can get.
Approach via the well-marked trail leading to Barker Dam. Lakeside Rock is the obvious slabby face just to the east of the dam.
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An Eye for an Eye And a Route for a Route 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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X-Rated Tits 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lakeside Rock - West Face
In the center of the wall is a prominent roof that lies low on the formation. This climb starts just right of where the roof ends at a right-slanting groove. Two bolts lead up the groove into left-slanting cracks on a dike. When the dike makes a sharp turn to the right step left to a bolted anchor/rap station. If climbing with a 50 meter rope be careful as the distance to the ground is about 85'. Another memorable climb with a very memorable name.EDIT: As one might guess, there is a story behi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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