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A south-facing aspect makes this a great option on cold/windy days for those in search of some easy leads and a couple of harder lines that will be topropes for most. The rock is like that at Jumbo - larger crystals, a bit or grain, and some loose holds; it usually cleans up nicely with more traffic. Rap anchors exist at the top of Jeepers Leepers (1x3/8" and 1x1/4" buttonhead with Leeper hangers and chains) and Mother Board Breakdown (with newer 3/8" bolts, stainless steel hangers, with chains). The Stemski/Jeepers Leepers anchors is easily backed up with a solid 4" cam.
Drive into the Live Oak Picnic Area, just over a mile east of Jumbo Rocks Campground, and take the right branch where the road forks. Park in the third parking area you come to on your left. From there, hike straight back through the canyon and washes a few hundred yards until you can look back over your right shoulder and see the Whispering Wall. Approach up the canyon staying near the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Whispering Wall:
Stemski 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Jeepers Leepers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Whispering Wind 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Mother Board Breakdown 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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Mother Board Breakdown 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Whispering Wall
This is a bolted climb on the left side of the Whispering Wall with the crux coming between the second and third bolts, moving to one's left. After that it goes more or less straight up to a chain anchor at the top left in a pod. Some of the rock was only fair, but it is a worthy line for the area. The bolted route to its right is Charlotte's Web (5.11a)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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