All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Geology Tour Road > Jerry's Quarry an… > Jerry's Quarry
Avg: 4 from 40 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Dennis Johnson 1972, FFA (TR): John Bachar May 1978, First Lead: Tony Yaniro, 1981|
|Page Views:||26,174 total, 135/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Juhasz on Dec 29, 2001|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe line of the route is not hard to spot. It is a unique crack up the vertical west face of the giant boulder which forms the summit of Jerry's Quarry. The start of the crack is thin fingers, and is is covered partially by a huge "ear-like" flake. Mantle onto this, and continue up the thin crack with increasing difficulty. The crux comes at about 25 feet when the footholds vanish and the face overhangs a degree or two past vertical. After this, some nice finger locks replace the desperate finger-tip jams, and the angle eases slightly. Be sure to utilize the tiny but solid edges under the crack for your feet. Just before the mantle onto the summit, you have an almost no-hands rest, and one you will want to milk! At the top, savour your send of one of the world's finest routes, at one time one of the first routes graded 5.13, (hey, they had EB's and straight-sided nuts).
It's possible to scramble around the backside, where there's usually a short piece of rope to yard up and over the top, if you want a toprope.