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The Perpetual Motion Wall is a long, southeast-facing wall located about 400 meters northeast of The Volcano Formation and slightly southeast of Star Wars Rock. Located atop a rubble pile, and the highest summit in the area, it's southeast face looks out over an enclosed valley guarded by large boulders which makes the approach somewhat tricky.
Several approaches are possible, but the easiest is to head east past the south side of The Volcano Formation until the formation comes into view and then scramble up boulders into the valley below the southeast face, where you'll find the route Perpetual Motion (5.10d). This approach is longer, but has the advantage of getting a visual on the wall as you near the formation.
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Perpetual Motion 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Perpetual Motion 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Perpetual Motion Wall
An absolutely classic overhanging hand crack. You'll wish it were three times as long. Toward the right side of the Perpetual Motion Wall two cracks form a giant "V". The left crack is Perpetual Motion, the right is Gross Chimney. A bulging thin hands bit at the start gets the crux out of the way early. Plug perfect hands (and occasional cams) up the overhanging wall while the pump clock ticks away. It widens just a bit at the top, but that means you're almost done with it. The view from ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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