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Located in the Outback area just east of and facing the Wall of Biblical Fallacies. The majority of climbs are located on the west face although there are a few routes on the southeast corner as well. The classic Rollerball (5.10b) is found here and climbs an off-balance lieback down low to a splitter hand crack out a sizeable roof as is Rollercoaster (5.11b) a long and varied sport climb that lies just to the left. Morning shade and afternoon sun.
The typical approach is made from the apex of the western HVCG loop, although surprisingly easy access can be made from the west by parking near Dihedral Rock. Once the rock is in sight a rough trail leads up through blocks to a relatively level base. Descent from the top of the rock can be made by going off the broken northeast end or rapping from bolts atop the route Rollercoaster. The typical approach takes 10-20 minutes from the car.
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Rollerball 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Rollercoaster 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Rollerball 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rollerball Formation
A start past some horizontals gets you to a ledge with a left-leaning thin crack which thins and dies, with the crux being a balancy lieback past a bolt. Higher, easier moves lead to a stance below an impressive roof which despite appearances from afar goes easily with a perfect hand crack splitting it.Belay from gear (pro to 2.5") and walk off or use the anchors on the neighboring Rollercoaster and don't forget to set a directional piece for your follower.A great route to do at least once every...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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