Type: Trad, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Randy Vogel and Charles Cole, February 1980
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2002 · Updates
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This was the first of the many Poodle routes in Joshua Tree, and what it all means...well who knows, but this is a fabulous route.

The lower (crux) section of the route is characterized by face climbing with small wires for pro. Not your ordinary clip-up, it makes you question how far you want to go off that last piece; higher, the difficulty eases until a steeper section is encountered at the top.

  • To descend rap off of two bolts in front of two large boulders with two ropes (or one 70m, you'll have a few feet to spare) from nearby or head (climber's) right to a 2 bolt rap anchor atop The Importance of Being Ernest (80' rappel).
  •  As an alternative there are several ways to scramble/down climb as well.

Location Suggest change

This climb is located towards the left end of the wall and lies just to the right of the obvious straight-in crack of White Lightning.

Protection Suggest change

Gear to 2.5 inches

  • Small wires and cams work well for the lower part of this route.