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Rock Garden Valley - Left Side
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beck's Bet T 
Double Dogleg T 
Euthyphro T 
Fortune Cookie T 
Lewd and Lascivious Conduct T 
MZM (Maria Zink Memorial) T 
Personal Space TR 
Pop Rocks T 
Rock Candy T 
Rock Dog Candy Leg TR 
Rock-a-Lot T 
Silent But Deadly T 
Smithereens T 
Spitwad T 
Split Personality T 
Top of the Pops T 
Yi T 
Young Lust T 

Spitwad 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ed Kaufer and Scott Hoyle, 1979
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006

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Fred Batliner gingerly diagonals across.

Description 

This is a steep crack to the left of Euthyphro, near the left end of the wall. As with the other routes on this wall, it is in shade most of the time.

Protection 

standard rack


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The route, with two traverses.
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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 14, 2009

This is an excellent route (the best on the wall IMHO) and not just a straight up crack; there's a very good traverse left on a diagonal crack about halfway up the climb, exposed and a tad awkward. Higher up the escape traverse right provides a very exciting finish, especially if your short, a 3.5 Friend protects this well.

IMHO a grade more difficult than Smithereens or Young Lust.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 21, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is the hardest of the 4 routes on this formation. It is a great little line as are all these routes.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Apr 29, 2012

This route is much like it's neighbors of the area. Takes excellent pro, cracks are smooth, rock quality high and overall another moderate gem. You get a little spice towards the top but you'll have to do it to see where. Fun times and for the record, you are not too short my partner is tiny and did it.....so can you :)

Enjoy!