Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Dave Houser, Mike Waugh, Jan McCollum & Nick Badyrka, April 1977
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 10, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route had a bit of a reputation back in the day and even now with higher numbers and sticky rubber it still commands respect.

Established ground-up by the prolific Dave Houser and a cast of talented locals, this thin face route epitomizes the Joshua Tree experience with a funky start leading to thin face and finishing with a memorable runout to the top.

The crux comes at the start in the form of an difficult mantle after which the route heads left around a blunt arete onto an undercut high-angled slab. Tenuous smears and edges past two closely spaced bolts are the crux of this section but steel yourself for the exciting finish with 5.8 smearing 20 feet out from the last bolt. Four stars out of five.

Location

On the outer (west) face of the EBGB Block Area.

Protection

5 bolts to a bolted anchor which is located in the center of the block. The rap anchor is on the south face at the lip. All bolts are 3/8".

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