All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Wonderland of Rocks > Wonderland North > Grey Giant Area > The Fortress
Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 110 ft|
|FA:||Tony Yaniro, Brett Maurer, Suzanne Sanbar|
|Page Views:||864 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on Nov 2, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route is one of the best I have climbed at J-Tree. Challenging moves on solid rock for about 140' makes this a five star classic.
Begin about 30' left of a vertical crack that does not reach the ground to gain a horizontal discontinuous seam after 10' of easy climbing. Traverse right on thin edges to a point where the seam ends about 10 feet from where the vertical crack begins. A 0 TCU protects committing face moves (5.11) to a huge horn. Turn the corner and ascend the flared, vertical crack (initially thin pro) that becomes wider and lower angle for close to 100'.
A bolted anchor with slings is used to rappel off of the route.
Double ropes work well to minimize rope drag and to rap.