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Routes in Arid Piles - Northwest Face

29 Palms T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
39 Slaps, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Edge of Doom T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mr. Bunny Quits T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Napkin of Shame T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nice and Steep and Elbow Deep T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Outsiders, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Quarter Moon Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spinner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Russ Raffa, Paul Trapani, Laura Chaiten, & Iza Trapani, 1983
Page Views: 343 total, 2/month
Shared By: Vernon Stiefel on May 23, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This climb ascends an attractive dihedral high on the north end of the Arid Piles. Difficult face climbing gains the first of two bolts. The crux is getting to the second bolt but hard moves continue past the second bolt until a large plate is reached. Easier climbing leads to a mantle protected by small stoppers / brass. Two out of five stars.


Quickdraws for two 1/4" bolts and a couple of brass pieces / small stoppers. Small cams and one bolt for an anchor. Adventurous walkoff to the northeast for the descent.


These bolts were placed on rappel by "outsiders" from the Gunks. This was one of the first rap-bolted routes in Josh. Jan 9, 2005