Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Old Woman

Select Area...
Old Woman - East Face, The 
Old Woman - West Face, The 

The Old Woman  


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 34.01662, -116.1638 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 280,513
Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 15, 2002
Forecast:
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Clear
67° | 38°
Clear
59° | 39°
Clear
59° | 45°
Clear
66° | 51°
Partly Cloudy
69° | 48°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
South West face of the Old Woman

Description 

The Old Woman boasts several fine lines including the notorious Double Cross (IMO, the hardest 5.7 in the Park), Dogleg (an awkward 5.8), Toe Jam, the crowd-pleasing Geronimo, and if you're up to it - Bearded Cabbage (5.10c) and Spider Line (5.11d).


Getting There 

From the bulletin board at Hidden Valley Campground, turn around and you are looking directly at the east face of The Old Woman. The right-angling crack is Toe Jam / Spider.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',9],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Old Woman:
Geronimo   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   The Old Woman - East Face
Toe Jam   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Old Woman - East Face
Double Cross   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   The Old Woman - West Face
Dogleg   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - West Face
Sexy Grandma   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - West Face
Orphan   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - West Face
Dandelion   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - West Face
Bearded Cabbage   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - East Face
Band Saw   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Old Woman - West Face
Route 499   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   The Old Woman - West Face
Bridwell-Sustad   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Old Woman - West Face
Spider Line   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   The Old Woman - East Face
Browse More Classics in The Old Woman

Featured Route For The Old Woman
John Bachar on Spider Line, early 1980's. Photo by...

Spider Line 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Old Woman - East Face
As soon as you step off the ground the fun starts on this one. The crux comes in the first 15', reaching to get established in the corner proper after which it's steep, fun jamming/laybacking to the top where a quick step left gains a ledge with bolted anchors. Yet another classic crack climb of the Hidden Valley Area - 4 stars out of five. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for The Old Woman
Photos of The Old Woman Slideshow Add Photo
The West Face of 'The Old Woman' in the afternoon
The West Face of 'The Old Woman' in the afternoon
The Old Woman - West Face
BETA PHOTO: The Old Woman - West Face
Old Woman-Spring. Photo by Blitzo.
Old Woman-Spring. Photo by Blitzo.
The Old Woman formation
BETA PHOTO: The Old Woman formation
Reaching for placements high up on the Dogleg
Reaching for placements high up on the Dogleg
The Old Woman-West. Photo by Blitzo.
The Old Woman-West. Photo by Blitzo.
The Old Woman.
The Old Woman.
Old Woman and joshua tree. Photo by Blitzo.
Old Woman and joshua tree. Photo by Blitzo.
The Old Woman peering out from her shawl, Joshua T...
The Old Woman peering out from her shawl, Joshua T...
Kelly onsighting Double Cross
Kelly onsighting Double Cross
Leading Double Cross
Leading Double Cross
The park's namesake tree.
The park's namesake tree.
The Old Woman - East Face
BETA PHOTO: The Old Woman - East Face
Another one...
Another one...

Comments on The Old Woman Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -