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The Shank 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Todd Gordon, Steve Powers, Tim Pinar, Frazier Haney
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Submitted By: Locker on Aug 18, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Photo/topo for The Shank (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Cool pumpy moves at the start (crux) to large buckets. A bit gritty.

Location 

Get there by going to the Short Wall area and campgrounds behind it, take path to the right of the Corridors. Faces Morbid Mound. Climb up a few boulders to base of climb. Can be seen from the path.

Protection 

4 bolts, 3 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8")


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The Shank (5.10a)
BETA PHOTO: The Shank (5.10a)
Passing the 3rd bolt of The Shank (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP <br />
Passing the 3rd bolt of The Shank (5.10a), Joshua ...
"The Shank" is rarely in the sun. <br />Photo by Blitzo. <br />
BETA PHOTO: "The Shank" is rarely in the sun.
Photo by Blitzo....
passing the crux on the shank
passing the crux on the shank

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By Woody Stark
Jul 3, 2005

Let's see now; do I want to climb The Shank again or join an S and M club, hmmmmm?
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Dec 5, 2006
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I have done this thing a bunch of times...

It is well worth doing and should be on your list!!!...

Near other cool climbs also...
By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 27, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun climbing on this makes it worth seeking out but it's just too short to merit any more stars. One star out of five.