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The Morrissey Crag

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The Morrissey Crag 


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Description 

Two trad routes have been recently established on this crag on the ridge high above The Bulkhead that can be seen from the parking area. You're The One For Me, Fatty (5.10c) is a hand, fist, offwidth extravaganza on the north face (1 out of 5 stars) and The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (5.11c R) ascends two very thin discontinuous cracks on the east face (2 out of 5 stars).


Getting There 

Approach as for The Bulkhead but remain east of the gully until encountering three large dead pine trees above The Bulkhead. From this point head west across the gully to the top of the ridge. The Morrissey Crag is distinuished by its sheer orange north facing wall. The Valley of Kings is easily accessed from this point by continuing west through a narrow gap between small rock formations.


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Featured Route For The Morrissey Crag
Placing a crucial #2TCU before ascending the first of two bulging sections. Photo by H. Harris.

Last of the Famous International Playboys 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Morrissey Crag
The climb ascends two very thin and discontinuous cracks that don't reach the ground on the east face. The rock is slightly overhanging for the first half of the climb (40'). Begin left of the cracks in a dihedral and climb 10' to a ledge. Traverse right to the base of one of the cracks. A #2 TCU (awkward placement) protects difficult moves over a bulging section. One more bulge higher up leads to the top. Protection is intermittent and challenging to place but solid. This climb has the po...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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