All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Nat… > Indian Cove > Rattlesnake Canyon > Rattlesnake Buttress
Roy's Route [Suggest Change]
Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft|
|FA:||Unknown (lower section), D, Hensel &T. Gordon, '89 (upper part)|
|Page Views:||91 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on Dec 12, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
This 160' pitch on the west end of Rattlesnake Buttress begins at the base of an intermittent black vertical dike. Steep face climbing on thin edges (crux past third bolt) leads to doubled bolts 40' up (lower section of route - possible belay / rappel). Continue on lower angle runout slab to the rappel anchor. A long route with some interesting moves but there are too many exfoliating flakes for this to be a 3 out of 5 star climb.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Quickdraws for eight bolts (1/4" and 3/8") to a two bolt (3/8") anchor. Two ropes are needed for one rappel to the ground (160').