The Cheyenne Social Club
This formation has several sport style routes and a couple crack routes. The rock is typical middle of the road Josh - grit mixed with patches of varnish. The routes tend to face south and slightly east, so, morning sun and afternoon shade. No mega classics here, the routes are decent, however the setting is spectacular with hauntingly spacious views to the south and an incredible view of the Lost Pencil from the top. If you want to experience the vastness of this little planet, and not see any crowds, this is the place.
Drive south on Geology Tour Road until even with the Lost Pencil (3rd turnout ?). Park and hike west and south around the edges of the closer formations (past Slashface
(V3), a classic "slab" boulder problem) until you see that the Lost Pencil is near. Veer slightly south until you see the clump which has a cluster of boulders facing you which resemble a poor man's Atom Smashers
Area. There is a tiny bolted route on the arete of one of the boulders, this is Winn-Dixie
5.10a/b, 2 bolts. The other routes are up the hill from here, facing south.
Weather station 12.8 miles from here
4 Total Routes
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Featured Route For The Cheyenne Social Club
The Ho-Bag 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Cheyenne Social Club
If one is standing near the route "Win Dixie" and looking up at the hillside this route is at the top of the hill. It starts in a left facing dihedral with fairly rotten rock to a ledge. Clip the first of 4 bolts which protect the crux stemming. Pass a knob and stand on top. The belay / lower off point is two 3/8" bolts with runners to extend to the lip. The route "The Little Man In the Boat" is just left of the start....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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