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Laura Scudders

5.10b, Trad, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 0.9 from 8 votes
FA: Vaino Kodas, Mike Dorey and Diana Kodas, October 1987
California > Joshua Tree NP > Central Joshua… > Barker Dam Area > Lakeside Rock > Lakeside Rock - W Face
Access Issue: NEW RESTRICTIONS Details


Great little route that, I believe, has gotten harder over the years due to erosion. It's great friction and edging practice with no risk to mind or body.You'll find it just to the right of Parental Guidance...


3 bolts, gear to 2.5" for anchors

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C Miller
[Hide Comment] A fun climb if in the area, although not up to par with some of the others. The bolts have been replaced and are 3/8". Feb 9, 2004
[Hide Comment] At the time I climbed this route, I was not solid at the 5.10 grade but managed to pull it off. There is one thing that I remember frustrating me about the route. After the final bolt... are you meant to climb straight up or exit right at that point?? (which I did the latter) I also recall that it was difficult to set an anchor up top rope my wife off of. (I used long slings anchored up by the tree) Feb 9, 2005
Woody Stark
[Hide Comment] Over time this route has gotten more difficult due to erosion of edges etc. Pertaining to the question as to going straight up or traversing right at the last bolt, both seem to be about the same difficulty. I prefer right though. Feb 9, 2005
[Hide Comment] Went right, seemed the natural line to me. Mar 14, 2005
Woody Stark
[Hide Comment] I've not gone straight up from the last bolt; however, Bill Briggs told me that's the way he and his wife Karen did it: straight up and then break at a slight angle to the right. I'm going to try it next time. This is an excellent little route to practice your face climbing; you'd have to work hard to get hurt. Mar 14, 2005
Karen Bohl
[Hide Comment] A forgetable climb, at least one I'd like to forget. Mar 16, 2005