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29 Palms [Edit]
Avg: 3.8 from 16 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Tony Yaniro, Mike Lechlinski, Vaino Kodas and Alan Nelson, 1981|
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|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on May 23, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Difficult lieback/jam moves reach the very steep left-facing corner with a seam in the middle. Extremely technical and challenging palming and stemming moves go over a bulge to a lower angle section with a finger sized crack. Near the top the climb steepens before the anchors.
This climb is on the northwest face of the Arid Piles formation. Approach from the northeast end and enter the 29 Palms Corridor. Scrambling over boulders within the corridor leads to the base of the route.
#00 - #3 TCU's, many small to medium brass, a few medium stoppers and one 1" cam for protection. The crux section is protected by brass. A fixed stopper is at the beginning of the crux section. Bolted anchors with rappel rings are at the top.