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Pope's Cape  


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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 4, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Pope's Cape and Pope's Hat. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This is the block, just north of Pope's Hat.

Getting There 

Park at the west end of the Live Oak road. Walk south , past the big oak tree and up toward Pope's Hat.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Pope's Cape
"The Heretic". Photo by Blitzo.

The Heretic 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Pope's Cape
This challenging sport route is found on the slightly-overhanging west face of the Pope's Cape, a large block sitting just below the much larger and distinctively shaped Pope's Hat.An awkward and somewhat funky thin crack/seam at the start leads to difficult moves higher on a portion of knobby rock and finishes with crux moves near the top as you deal with a bit of classic Joshua Tree thin face - luckily the friction is good. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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