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Snickers - North Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bakersfield T 
Crime of the Century T 
Don't Think Just Jump T 
Frankenwood T 
Fresno T 
Funny Bone T 
Humerous T 
Joyride S 
Knightshift T 
Mrs. Carvey Danison T 
Norwegian Wood T 
Ridiculous Finish, The T 
Thunderwood S 
Time in the Penitentiary (aka: Two Flew the Coop) T 
Ulnar Nerve T 
Way of Life S 

Snickers - North Face  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.02522, -116.15058 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: David Evans on Nov 10, 2003
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The north Face of Snickers is a wall that is always in the shade and consequently nice on hot days. It is right next to the southwest side of Little Hunk, so it's a location with shade and sun in close proximity. The rock features a lot of good gray varnish, and is heavily lichenated in spots. Destination routes include the cracks Funny Bone (5.8), Norwegian Wood (5.9) and Don't Think Just Jump (5.10a) and Crime of the Century (5.11a). There are a couple of newer bolted routes as well - Humerous (5.10b) and Joyride (5.11c). This is a good area for children as there are no chasms or drop-offs and the car is never too far away.

Routes from left to right:

Bakersfield (5.8)
Fresno (5.10a)
Mrs. Carvey Danison (5.6 R A2)
Way of Life (5.11c)
Norwegian Wood (5.9)
Joyride (5.11c)
Frankenwood (5.10a R)
Ulnar Nerve (5.10a)
Funny Bone (5.8)
Humerous (5.10b)
The Ridiculous Finish (5.11a)
Don't Think Just Jump (5.10a)
Knightshift (5.10d)
Crime of the Century (5.11a)
Time in the Penitentiary (aka: Two Flew the Coop) (5.11d)
Wok on By (5.7)
Alpine Diversions (5.11b)
Souls of Black (5.11d)
Death by Chocolate (5.11b)

Getting There 

Located 1/4 mile directly east of Echo Rock and south of Little Hunk. The Vogel book shows all routes left of "Don't Think, Just Jump" incorrectly. The Bartlett Book doesn't really show good detail of the face but is usable to figure out the routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

16 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Snickers - North Face:
Funny Bone   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Norwegian Wood   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Don't Think Just Jump   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Humerous   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Knightshift   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Crime of the Century   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Ridiculous Finish   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Way of Life   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Joyride   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Time in the Penitentiary (aka: Two Flew the Coop)   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Crime of the Century 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Snickers - North Face
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By Bob Gaines
May 10, 2010
It's a 5.10a put up by Todd Swain. Don't have the name.
By Murf
May 10, 2010
Thanks Bob, posted under "Unknown".
By NLi10Me
Jan 15, 2012
I believe there is an 11ish just to the left of this unnamed 10a. It begins with two bolts at the same height along a juggy traverse then proceeds into a left heel hook and left hand flake pull up...
What would you guys rate that route?
By Bob Gaines
Jan 15, 2012
NLi10Me, not sure where you're talking about...are you thinking of the route left of Fresno (10a) on the far, far left (east) side of the cliff, up a conrner/roof, 4 bolts I believe?
By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Jan 15, 2012
I believe he is talking about the two bolted sport climbs on the far RIGHT side of the N.Face of Snickers....the farthest right one is 5.10a and the one just left is 5.11-.....they are both right of Crime of the Century...the description and rating is correct....
By Dino B.
From: joshua tree ca
Jul 4, 2012
There are now four new routes put up on the far right side of the snickers wall.
From right to left we have a 10a called big tree the next left is 10d/11a called global revolution next is a 10c called hard times and the latest is called no place for a puritan possibly 10d/11a.Gonna send it soon!
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