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Flawless Fissure

5.9, Trad, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 39 votes
FA: Don and Karen Wilson, April 1986
California > Joshua Tree NP > Lost Horse Area > Lloyd's Rock


On the left side of the west face a wide lieback leads to a step right into a clean thin crack that jogs left at the top.

A fun little route that gets lots of sun and doesn't see much traffic despite it's proximity to the Atlantis area.


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Mark on the nice crack at the upper section of the route.
[Hide Photo] Mark on the nice crack at the upper section of the route.

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[Hide Comment] Great in the afternoon sun. This is a great route to lead, as it looks harder than it really is. Nut placements are solid, as are thin cams up high. Walk off to climber's right gets you down... Then go do Aigulle de Joshua Tree! Jan 27, 2004
Ryan Kelly
[Hide Comment] Much better than it looks from the ground; actually quite fun. Feb 17, 2010
Jeremy Werlin
Cedaredge, CO
[Hide Comment] Love this one. Underground classic. Sep 28, 2014
Burlen Loring
Albany, CA
[Hide Comment] a fun line that climbs easier than it looks. Dec 4, 2019