Most easily approached by hiking north past the east end of The Blob and heading slightly east once the open area is reached. The prominent overhanging east face makes a good landmark to aim for. The approach takes about 10-15 minutes from Hidden Valley CG.
Lieback left through the large feature to a ledge. Consider backcleaning gear through this section, as one moves 10' or so right on the ledge. One could do an alternate, more direct start by climbing the beginning of Jugline. A very thin move or two leads to large holds (the taller you are, the easier). The protection is at the base of the ledge (Red Alien or equiv), a fall complicated by the pro through the lieback could be messy (PG, but not R).A sequence of hand/thin finger jams leads through...[more]Browse More Classics in CA
By BRegan From: Joshua Tree, CA Mar 28, 2014 CONDITION REPORT
Release Date: March 28, 2014 Contact: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 760-367-5520
Climbing and Bouldering Routes Temporarily Closed for Nesting Raptors JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California –
Joshua Tree National Park interim superintendent Andrea Compton issued a Temporary Emergency Closure to protect nearby nesting raptors. The climbing routes affected by this closure include: Patagonia Pile-(East and West Faces), The Heap, Labor Dome and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. Bouldering routes in the closure area include: Iron Door Cave, Voices, Tidal Wave, Tilt-O-Meter, Lizzy, Dino’s Egg, and Chuckwalla bouldering area. This climbing area is approximately 380m northwest from the Hidden Valley Campground Loop.
The Prairie Falcon pair is engaged in nest building behavior, and this area will remain closed until the nest has been abandoned to ensure the protection of the species for the duration of the nesting activities. The park does not anticipate the closure will last beyond June 30, 2014.
The authority granted for such a closure can be found in 36 CFR 1.5 (a) (1).
For more information see, www.nps.gov/jotr, or follow us on Twitter @JoshuaTreeNP, and on Facebook at Joshua Tree NP