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Rock Garden Valley - Left Side

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Beck's Bet 
Double Dogleg 
Euthyphro 
Fortune Cookie 
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct 
MZM (Maria Zink Memorial) 
Personal Space 
Pop Rocks 
Rock Candy 
Rock Dog Candy Leg 
Rock-a-Lot 
Silent But Deadly 
Smithereens 
Spitwad 
Split Personality 
Top of the Pops 
Yi 
Young Lust 

Rock Garden Valley - Left Side 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Lat, Long: 34.0215, -116.1777 Map Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 4, 2009
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Description 

This popular area is home to a wealth of moderate cracks and faces with excellent rock and good protection. The presence of bolted rap anchors across the top means one can get in a large number of routes quickly - provided it's not too busy.

Routes listed from left to right -

Pop Rocks (5.10b)
Sugar Pops (5.10c TR)
Top of the Pops (5.10d)
Silent but Deadly (5.9 R)
On the Side (5.10a TR)

  • About 50' to the right past a break in the wall

Holly Device (5.10c)
The Griffin (5.10a R)
Fortune Cookie (5.10a)
Spitwad (5.9)
Euthyphro (5.8)
Euthenics (5.8)
Young Lust (5.8)
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct (5.10c R)
Smithereens (5.8)
Yi (5.6)
Rock-a-Lot (5.7)
Candyman (5.9 TR)
Rock Candy (5.9)
Rock Dog Candy Leg (5.11 TR)
Double Dogleg (5.7)
Split Personality (5.9)
Personal Space (5.10c TR)
Beck's Bet (5.7)


Getting There 

Continue up through boulders past the Rock Garden Valley - Right Side to where it levels out and you're there.


18 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rock Garden Valley - Left Side:
Rock-a-Lot   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Double Dogleg   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Smithereens   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Young Lust   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Spitwad   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Split Personality   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Euthyphro   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Rock Candy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Top of the Pops   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Candy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
The climb can be started directly under the first bolt via a large undercling flake (5.10), but the normal start is about 10' to the left, and about halfway to the start of Rock-a-Lot. Once above the flake a thin horizontal crack provides protection before the first bolt. Easy moves lead up and left to the second bolt where the angle steepens and a thin seam starts (microwires handy here). Pull some thin moves (crux) and then hit a finger crack which leans to the right higher before petering ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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