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This is the rock behind the rock behind Pathetic Dome. As you approach Pathetic Dome from the road, walk around it on the left side. The next rock is the Prime Clump; keep walking, and next the Nuclear Reactor Rock should come into view. Look for a hand crack that eventually peters out a short distance below a bolt (that's "Cunning Linguist," also known as "We'll Get Them Little Pricks").
Walk across the street from the Jumbo Rocks campground. Keep walking, bear slightly left, look for an obvious dome with an obvious offwidth/chimney splitting it up the middle. It's kind of hard to miss.
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Chernobyl Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
We''ll Get Them Little Pricks (AKA Cunning Linquist) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Nuke the Whales 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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Nuke the Whales 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Nuclear Reactor Rock
Approach by either walking right past the main face of Nuclear Reactor Rock, then left into a corridor around the east side. About midway down the corridor, Nuke the Whales is the left of two obvious cracks.Alternate approach from the entrance to Conan's Corridor: from the entrance (facing into the corridor), turn left and boulder hop through a small pass. Above, turn right again and head north. The large dome to the NNW is Nuclear Reactor Rock. Head directly to the corridor.Start with overhangi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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