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Routes in Maximum Impact Wall

Black Sunshine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Max Resist T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Maximum Impact T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slo Pimpin' Jr T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Welcome to the Jungle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wicked Scorpion Bitch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

The Maximum Impact Wall is a 60' tall cliff with a handful of fun cracks and seams just in front and to the left of the Second Waterfall. With the exception one bolt, all climbs lead on gear. A decent ledge on top offers plentiful gear but longer slings are needed to set up TRs. Scramble off left to descend. The name came from Joel's aggressive topiary techniques used on the thicket of cat claws bushes at the bottom.

Getting There

Approach #1) Hike up the wash, bypassing the First Waterfall on the right via the easy dihedral just outside the wash or hike up the Death Coulior, the talus filled gully to the right of that until even with the top of the waterfall. Cut back left on 4th class ledges. Once back in the wash, follow it for a half mile to reach the Second Waterfall.
Approach #2) Take the Keyhole Narrows Trail or drive in (4x4) to the top and rappel through the Narrows.

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DesertDan   On the Wind
All new climbers at Keyhole are taught to do climbs in the same, or better style, than the first ascent. Anyone can lower the bar, but it’s far more admirable to raise the bar.

Please be respectful of the traditional climbing at Keyhole, first instilled by the Stone Masters, and help maintain the longevity and traditional flavor of the area, i.e.

- Never add bolts to established climbs- this includes belays/rappel stations.
- On new routes use gear whenever possible, bolts are always a last resort.
- Lead new climbs ground up, even if top roped or cleaned on rappel first. Jan 12, 2018

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