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Red Obelisk (aka Boogers on a Lampshade), The 
Red Obelisk Arete 

Red Obelisk Arete 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: (TR) Chris Miller, November 1998, FL: Unknown, 2002
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 15, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Red Obelisk Arete (5.11d), Joshua Tree NP


Work up the lower-angled starting portion of the arete using a thin seam to gain the left side of a sloping ledge and the first bolt then glide up the steep arete above using a combination of balance and power. It eases off midway but the bolt spacing is a little further towards the top.

Originally done as a toprope problem it was later bolted by visiting climbers - mountainproject.com/v/the-red-obelisk/106655275.


This is the northwest arete of the formation, just left of The Red Obelisk (aka Boogers on a Lampshade).


3 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")

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