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Routes in Watergate Rock

Dirty Tricks T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fifteen Minute Gap T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
H.R. Hardman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
I Am Not A Crook T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Malicious Deception T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Midday Lightning S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pardon Me T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Political Asylum T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
T-N-T S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
T. Gordon Liddy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tricky Dick S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unsightly Blemishes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
White Collar Crime T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
White House Plumbers TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Todd Gordon, Cyndie Bransford, Tom Beck, Jim Angione and Tom Atherton, Setember 1988
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A short but fun sprint up the north face of the large block leaning against the northeast face of Watergate Rock.

An overhung start plants you onto a narrow flake/ramp which leads upwards to the crux - delicate smearing where the ramp ends. Well-protected and fun with a variety of moves on good rock. Two stars out of five.


4 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")


Real nice 'new school' route, fun moves all the way, crux mantle at top and perfect pro. A gem and a must do if you're here. Feb 23, 2006
Good name for this short route that packs a wallop! A bouldery start leads to cruxy stems and mantels. Oct 23, 2009
It has been fun ever sense they put it up... a quick must do! Nov 9, 2014
susan peplow
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susan peplow   Joshua Tree
"New school" circa 1988. Poor TGordon catches some heat locally but this is one of the many gems he's found. Thoughtful bolt placements and interesting line, awkward in the best sense of the word - no mantle for me... but stumped me just the same. Nov 10, 2014

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