Nice pic of Cakewalk. This guy was a Vet dermatolo...
With over a dozen routes from 5.7 to 5.11 and a minimal approach this southwest-facing (morning shade/afternoon sun) crag is a popular venue especially during the winter. The normal descent is done by heading down a rocky gully on the backside (past Offramp
, 5.10a/b on the right) and circling back around to the base.
Some of the better routes here include Cakewalk
(5.8), Nobody Walks in LA
(5.9), Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway)
(5.10c) and The Talking Fish
Access via the Lost Horse Road and park where available near the formation. A worn climber's trail leads into boulders where some uphill scrambling leads to the base of the wall. Plan on anywhere from 10-20 minutes for the approach.
Weather station 10.2 miles from here
10 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',2]
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Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Anacram 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Cakewalk climbs an obvious crack on the south side of Freeway Wall, fairly high up the gully before reaching the highpoint of a small pass.Climb the nice thin hand crack up to where the wall steepens and the crack thins. Traverse left a few feet to a juggy hand crack going over a small overhang. Head up and a bit right on the crack as it goes from hands to fingers to fist.This is a nice sustained pitch. Pretty easy for 5.9 - this is a good lead for those breaking into 9....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Close up of Tony just past the crux.