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Routes in Isles in the Sky

Agoraphobia T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bee Gees T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bee's Knees, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bird of Fire T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Celebrated Beast T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dead Bees S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dolphin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Don's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Metabolic Frolic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Naked and Afraid S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nectar T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Pinky and the Brain S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Raven, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rites of Spring T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Route 1202 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Safety Dance TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Save the Last Stance for Me T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slam Dance T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Solar Oven T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wedlock T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
White Mamba S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wings of Steel TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Young Fire T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Young Guns T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: FA Todd Gordon, Cyndie Bransford, Derek Reinich, Kestle Lund
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The blunt arete right of Dead Bees (5.9) is home to this fairly well-protected and enjoyable moderate.

Start in a short crack which leads past a pin and upward onto the face above past three bolts ending on the ledge with Dead Bees. Share anchors with that route and either rap off via bolts 20' right of Bird of Fire or do any of several downclimbs available nearby.

Fun moves and good protection are in it's favor, but the large-grained rock detracts somewhat. One star out of five.

Protection

4 bolts, FP, pro to 2", bolted anchors

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GDavis  
The top section is perhaps 5.8, but the moves getting to the bolt are solid 9/10a. Get a good spot before clipping it.

First 10 feet don't count... Nov 19, 2012
Ryan Strickland
Idyllwild, CA
  5.10a
Ryan Strickland   Idyllwild, CA
  5.10a
We did this one without knowing the rating. I thought it was 5.10 material between the first two bolts. The movement was awkward, but the feet were very positive. Maybe that's why it's given 5.8? Felt about as hard as they crux on Loose Lady. Worthwhile route. Oct 26, 2015
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
 
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
 
A second bolt was added above the first, to prevent ground fall. (Bolt added by FA party). Sep 6, 2013
shelby beardslee
29 Palms, CA
 
shelby beardslee   29 Palms, CA
 
Today we found links and rings on top of this. The fixed pin is pretty irrelevant since the bolt is very close to it. There are some places on the way up for nuts or small cams. Pretty cool boulder start to easy climbing then another tricky sticky move to the top. Jul 15, 2012
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.8
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.8
Fixed anchors with hangers only. Neighboring route (climber's left) has webbing/laplink. Mar 28, 2011
Marty Brenner
Durango, CO
  5.9 PG13
Marty Brenner   Durango, CO
  5.9 PG13
I think it actually starts with a couple balancy face moves past a bolt (crux). Then it goes a bit past groundfall level before getting into the crack. The fixed pin is near the top of the crack, before going back to face climbing past more bolts.

Don't let the groundfall potential fool you, though. The harder moves are well protected and the moves are easier getting to the crack. Definitely a route worth doing if you are already at the Isles in the Sky. Nov 9, 2006

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