Joshua Tree Trip Report!


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Alec Sluser · · Concord CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 3
Sean · · Oak Park, CA · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,421

Alec Sluser wrote in his JT TR:

We decided to hop on Colorado Crack (5.9) and a shit storm ensued. I lead the crack and through countless takes i made it half way and just got frustrated and decided to lower off to let Doug give it a try. Half way up the crack completely flares out and we couldn’t figure out the style needed to send it. We both can climb 5.10a on gear but our inexperience of the varieties of styles got the better of us. After Doug took a 10 foot fall on a .75,we both got frustrated we couldn’t figure out how to climb this thing. We resorted on pulling on gear through the crux so we could at least top out.

that's not Colorado Crack in your report photo.  that's Spiderman, with Colorado Crack being the next route to climber's right. Spiderman is a hard 5.10a, or considered outright 5.10b by some.  the upper right curving crack is quite flared on the inside, until the crack widens at the top.  small offset cams helpful

Fat Dad · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 5

Terrific.  Glad you had a good time.  TFPU.  

AndrewArroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

Nice report. Like your blog. 

Alec Sluser · · Concord CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 3

Thanks Andrew! & Fat Dad, it was a great trip!

Alec Sluser · · Concord CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 3

Oh shit, I put the wrong photo! We were definitely on Colorado Crack though. It was stout man, the style of crack was interesting. 

David Fogel · · Lake Forest, CA · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 515

Colorado crack is a tricky j Tree 9 for sure! Glad you had fun

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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