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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Techulator:
Friendly Fists 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
High and Dry (AKA Short But Flared) 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Under A Raging Moon 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Chute To Kill 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
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Muffin Bandits 5.10b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Techulator
The most striking route on the middle section of The Techulator is the hanging dihedral of Muffin Bandits. Apparently the first ascent party climbed directly into the dihedral via the thin crack which is the lower continuation of the crack which comes down out of the dihedral. This start may be a bit loose. Climb the dihedral via an interesting combination of finger jamming, stemming and face holds. It is also possible to climb into the dihedral from horizontals to a knob just below the left end...[more] Browse More Classics in CA