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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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Description 

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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['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]

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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Featured Route For Short Wall - Left Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Lateralus. Photo by Blitzo.

Lateralus 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Short Wall - Left Side
This unusual route has the distinction of being the longest route (190') at the Short Wall, as it traverses the wall in it's entirety. Probably not the best climb for those crowded weekends, but midweek should work.Starting at the far left side of the wall, left of Step 'n Out, traverse right following an obvious horizontal break that ends at the far right side near Donna T's Route (finish up that route).A fun climb that is a lot easier than it looks, with good gear and varied climbing. Two star...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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