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
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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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 with two ropes from bolts 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 walk/downclimb off as well.


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.


Gear to 2.5 inches

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