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Go up a left diagonal crack when that crack dwindles choose the path of least resistance and continue up left until you get to a cave. Move up at to the left of the cave to where it joins Are We Ourselves. Pull the final (crux) move to the top.
Watch out for loose rock. Some of the slab is pretty loose.
Reference: Vogel, Randy. (2006). Rock Climbing Joshua Tree West. Falcon Publishing. A great resource.
About 30 feet right of Spaghetti & Chili on the southwest face of Cyclops Rock.
To 2.5 inches; two bolt anchor/rap on top. As of January 2008 one hanger on the rap anchor was very loose. I suggest walking off to northeast.
|Comments on Penelope's Walk
|By Gary Schenk|
Mar 12, 2008
Nasty climb, and the crux at the top sure ain't 5.4!
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Mar 12, 2008
Why is it a bomb? And doesn't it finish on Spaghetti and Chili? 5.7?
|By C Miller|
Dec 2, 2009
Not as a bad as the description suggests and the top bit is actually quite fun.
|By Pete Johnston|
Jan 3, 2010
I consider this a very good route. I usually do it in two pitches to show the beginer a nice airy semi-hanging belay. Has a classic 5.5 hand jam finish through a steep section. Really a fun route, for the experienced leader. Note: vogel book topo/picture is completely wrong, however the write up is correct.
Mar 2, 2010
First pitch I ever led at JT, it was a great intro to all the quirkiness of climbing here.
|By Nelson Day|
From: Victorville, CA
Mar 25, 2012
Well, definitely not 5.5. But exactly what to rate it I'm not sure. My wife followed this route, and she is solid on 5.8 most of the time. She fell once on the route, and was pretty scared pulling through the last few jams over the overhanging top out. I think I would give it a 5.8, but to be "consistent" with the rest of j-tree, 5.7+. I don't think the authors of the guide books I use climbed it, but who would blame them?