All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Nat… > Lost Horse Area > Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (East Face Left)
Poodles are People Too
Avg: 3.3 from 238 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||Randy Vogel and Charles Cole, February 1980|
|Page Views:||10,828 total · 57/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Jul 3, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis 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. 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' rap). As an alternative there are several ways to walk/downclimb off as well.