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Technically part of the Stirrup Towers, this wedge-shaped formation sports two excellent bolted routes on it's east face. Paranoia (5.11b) ascends a steep face with edges while Manic Depression (5.11b) involves smearing on shallow depressions.
Head south from the parking area and circle around to the east (back) side of the Stirrup Towers. The approach takes 10 minutes or less.
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Paranoia 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Manic Depression 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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Manic Depression 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Mental Block
The neighboring route to Paranoia, this features steep climbing up a lumpy face. Clip the first bolt of Paranoia and head left up the sloping "depressions" to shared anchors on a ledge. Radically different climbing from the right route despite being so close. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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