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The Asylum is an enlcosed corridor running north-to-south which is made up of three separate walls - Scary Rock, Keith's Wall and Split Personality Rock. Good climbing can be found here and the slightly rugged approach keeps the traffic to a minimum.
Approach as per Split Personality Rock from the north or easier still hike up past Conrad Rock and enter from a rocky notch where the top of Scary Rock will be visible. The approach takes 15-20 minutes from the closest parking area.
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Split Personality 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Split Personality Rock
Visible from the parking area, this distinctive arete is perhaps the best route in The Asylum and fully worth the short hike to access it.The lower section is a balancy, sharp arete which gives way to an easier middle section. The crux comes at the very end with small edges on excellent rock, and while possible to "escape" left and make this a little easier, the better rock and moves lie straight up. Great rock, excellent position and engaging technical moves make this a stellar route. Four star...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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