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Quite popular and deservedly so, this portion of the White Cliffs is stacked with quality routes in a remote-feeling but accessible location. Highlights here include Popular Mechanics (5.9), Ace of Spades (5.9) and Good Housekeeping (5.11a).
Standard approach from Quail Springs Picnic Area then head left along the cliffband when at the base. Plan on 30-40 minutes from the car.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White Cliffs of Dover - Left Side:
Popular Mechanics 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Ace of Spades 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Make or Break Flake 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Stone Hinge 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Good Housekeeping 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Quest for Fire 5.11b Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For White Cliffs of Dover - Left Side
Ace of Spades 5.9 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : White Cliffs of Dover - Lef...
Start up Popular Mechanics, the very clean, right facing, off-vertical dihedral that is the centerpiece of the White Cliffs of Dover, and about 1/3 of the way up diverge left into the middle of the 3 parallel cracks that head up the left wall of the dihedral. Excellent steep hand jamming makes this a great route and worth doing even if you've done Popular Mechanics already....[more] Browse More Classics in CA