The Techulator. Photo by Blitzo.
The Techulator is a worthy and sunny destination. There are many decent to good routes, enough to keep most anyone busy for a day or two. There may not be a single five star classic but there are many one- three star routes including Muffin Bandits (5.10b)face to crack, E.B. Bon Homme (5.9) a nice splitter, Alexander's Salamander (5.10d) finger crack and Tchalk is Cheap (5.10d).
Take the north Wonderland approach as though heading for Ellesmere Island and Gilligan's Island. Just after passing Ellesmere and Gilligan's Island on the trail cut due east around the northern base of Gilligan's. A group of formations are seen to the east including The Techulator, Pernicious Dome, El Dorado and the Skin Graft. The approach is ~2 miles and takes 45 minutes or so.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For The Techulator
Slow Mutants 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Techulator
This route is located on the speckled face right of Muffin Bandits and shares a common start with that route.Begin on Muffin Bandits and then cut right onto the tan and brown patina face passing a curving horizontal crack where a fixed pin used to exist (a small cam works well). Continue onto the upper face passing four bolts and some loose holds with one hard sequence (5.11a) before topping out. Gear belay and walk off/scramble down the backside. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: As observed from the approach
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 9, 2010
2/8/2010 -- Be prepared for loose, chossy, exfoliating rock. Bring extra bail webbing to back up anchors, both natural and fixed. Climbed 'The Spire' and 'Science Experiments You Can Eat' -- nice climbs if you can hang on while the rock crumbles around you. Note: The 2 bolts on Science Experiments are buttonheads, 1st one doesn't look so good.