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Arms Control T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Catapult T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Man Who Cried (AKA Julius Seizure), The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Natural Selection T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
New Hampshire, Naturally T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Old Man Down the Road, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roark T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rope Drag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Sublimation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tower of Godliness - Original Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Weekend Warrior T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Randy Leavitt
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Shared By: AJ on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Natural Selection is a very thin crack in a small right facing corner about 30-40 yards left of Catapult. There is a small roof halfway up. Start a little to the right and climb easy rock to a stance 30' up. Here, step left into the shallow corner. There's no distinct crux, pretty fun climbing the whole way.


mostly thin to 1"


Richard Shore
Richard Shore  
Classy line, well-protected at the crux with tiny nuts/cams. Two raps with one 60M cord will get you down. No need to haul a second rope out there. New sling added to the horn rap station 11/2012. 4 out of 5 stars in Randy's book = Josh classic. Nov 26, 2012
C Frisby
C Frisby  
The falcon guide gives Natural Selection a bunch of stars and rates it as 11a. This climb has everything from tips to hands and takes gear of all sizes relatively well. Sweet Route. Feb 22, 2011
Adam D
Los Osos, CA
Adam D   Los Osos, CA
We were actually able to do it with one 70m rope to the top, then rapped off the slung block to a slung horn/pinnacle to climbers right, then to the ground. Great climb. Mar 31, 2009
Dave M Snyder
Joshua Tree, CA
Dave M Snyder   Joshua Tree, CA
2 Ropes to Rap to the ground from the ledge to the left at the top. Slung boulder. Nov 29, 2006