BETA PHOTO: a nice little walk
The Natural Light Wall is on a crag about 25 minutes walk away from the stirrup tank parking lot. It is southwest facing and sees the sun for most of the day. It's a quiet area where it would be rare to see another group, and there is a few established routes in the vicinity in the moderate range, but there looks like there is potential for more, both sport and trad. Equipped with nice scenery and a comfortable staging spot, the area is perfect place to bring the wall's namesake beverage.
From the stirrup tank parking lot loop, head west about a half mile, walking on the north side of the crags down the dry river bed/wash. When you get to the gap in the crags, hook a left (southeast-ish) and you're about 700 yards away. Stay to the right (east) side of the valley and you should stumble upon it.
Weather station 12.1 miles from here
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Nathletic Endeavor 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Natural Light Wall
This route is located on the right side of the wall. Climb up to the ledge, clip the first bolt and you're looking at the crux. Lie back on some crimpers and away you go. After you've made the move, follow the next bolt with some smears up to the top. There is a couple of bolts at the top to set up an anchor.The way off the top:Going off the backside is probably the natural instinct, but gets a little tricky. The down climb is easiest by going down the spine/arete directly east, climbers ri...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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