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Short Wall - Right Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Afternoon Shakedown T 
Big Step T 
Chockstone Chimney T 
Donna T's Route T 
Double Crack T 
Gotcha Bush T 
Linda's Crack T 
Linda's Face T 
Morning Warm-Up T 
Out of Step T 
Right N Up T 
Steady Breeze T 
Tight Shoes T 
Toe Jam Express T 
Up to Heaven T 

Short Wall - Right Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.09258, -116.15315 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 26, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: ATS topo of "Short Wall-Right side"


This portion of the Short Wall extends from Linda's Crack near the center of the wall rightwards to Out of Step at the right edge of the formation. Although none of the routes here are standouts it's still a fun place to visit and rack up some mileage.

Routes from left to right:

Linda's Crack (5.4)
Linda's Face (5.6)
Chockstone Chimney (4th class)
Tight Shoes (5.7 R)
Double Crack (5.3)
Up to Heaven (5.8 R)
Toe Jam Express (5.3)
Steady Breeze (5.7 R)
SOB (5.6)
Morning Warm-Up (5.9 R)
Afternoon Shakedown (5.11a R)
Gotcha Bush (5.6)
Right N Up (5.8 R)
Donna T's Route (5.5)
Big Step (5.8 R)
Out of Step (5.7 R)

Getting There 

See the Short Wall page for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

For the Short Wall area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Short Wall - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Short Wall - Right Side:
Morning Warm-Up   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Short Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP
Short Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Short Wall-Right. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Short Wall-Right. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of THREE  rattlesnakes seen at the normal bela...
One of THREE rattlesnakes seen at the normal bela...

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By Rodger Raubach
Apr 5, 2011
This is just a "cautionary note." My partner and I were both coming back from illnesses/injuries this past weekend and decided to do some Short Wall routes to help us regain some feel for the rock and regain confidence; my compadre calls down while setting up a TR: "What do rattlesnakes look like?!" There were 3 of the buggers up there, all nestled in the horizontals normally used for anchoring the topropes.

They didn't really get aggressive and interfere with our activities, but THEY ARE THERE! We stayed about 15 feet away belaying.

Added in an edit: I did a Google search for pictures; these are not Mojave Rattlesnakes, especially venomous with a dangerous neurotoxic component to the venom. Also known as Rock Rattlesnakes.

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