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Short Wall - Left Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belay Girl S 
Bombay T 
Calcutta T 
Double Trouble TR 
Face to Face TR 
Fluff Boy T 
Lateralus T 
Left Arete TR 
Left V Crack T 
Mad Race T 
Pfundt's Folly T 
Riff Raff Roof T 
Right V Crack T 
Step 'n Out T 

Short Wall - Left Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.09258, -116.15368 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 26, 2009


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This portion of the Short Wall extends from the Left Arete rightwards to Linda's Crack about midway along the face where the height of the crag decreases noticeably. Calcutta (5.8), Lateralus (5.9), Right V Crack (5.10b) and Belay Girl (5.10c) are some of the better ones here.

Routes from left to right:

Left Arete (5.10d TR)
Step 'n Out (5.10a)
Double Trouble (5.10a TR)
Mad Race (5.4)
Fluff Boy (5.8)
Belay Girl (5.10c)
Pfundt's Folly (5.8)
Riff Raff Roof (5.10a)
Yogassitoit (5.11 TR)
Bombay (5.8)
Calcutta (5.8)
Left V Crack (5.11b R)
Right V Crack (5.10b)
Face to Face (5.11c TR)

Getting There 

See the Short Wall page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

For the Short Wall area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Short Wall - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Short Wall - Left Side:
Lateralus   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 190'   
Step 'n Out   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Right V Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa Pritchett on Right V Crack 5.10b

Right V Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Short Wall - Left Side
Easily the best line on the wall and one of the better cracks in the immediate area, the striking line of the Right V Crack is a must for crack climbing aficionados.The climbing is fairly continuous and starts off with good finger locks and slippery feet down low, past an easier middle section to finish up an interesting lieback around a bulge higher. Originally rated 5.10a it appears that years of traffic have polished the start so much that it's gotten a bit harder. Two or even three...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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