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Routes in Zebra Cliffs East Face

Around the World T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bad Brains T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cut Thin to Win T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gorilla Tactics T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Horse of a Different Color S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ice Cream for Crow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kidney Boy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pea Coat Sleeve S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slip Slidin' Away T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Such a Line T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Too Wide to Trot T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Up and Down T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Mike Waugh and Will Chen, November 1986
Page Views: 887 total, 6/month
Shared By: David Evans on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a great finger crack on a slab. Climb the straight in splitter finger crack to a horizontal. Go left and move to the top.


Thin standard rack to 2.5".


Adam Kimmerly
Adam Kimmerly  
Good fun and great rock, but short. May 10, 2010
Great. So we were stomping around in a righteous snake pit. No one recommended the route to us but it looked awesome. I thought the damn thing was a fat piece of cord stuck in the crack... till it started moving next to my hands. The ranger at the gate said it was uh, a glossy snake? Something like that. Oct 27, 2008
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Sounds like the same one we ran into at the base the week prior. It was definitely a rattler, as I almost stepped on him after backing away from a baby we ran into on the left side of the route. The beige one was quite large.

More interesting, is that Murf recommended this climb to us as well, insisting that we go check it out. Coincidence? Unlikely. Oct 27, 2008
Great lead (bomber pro) with excellent rock quality for the area. In the top horizontal crack, there was a beige-with-tan-markings snake (?species?)enjoying a snooze precisely where was I shoving my hands (=near-heart attack). He later slithered deeper into the crack... perhaps he lives there in a little nest. Oct 27, 2008
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Fun and worth doing when in the area. Easy to sess-out the gear from the ground. Top takes almost anything bring some 2-3" stuff for anchor. Easy walk off to the south.

~Susan Dec 4, 2006
This is a good climb, although it is a little short.

Take a couple of Blue Aliens or something of equivalent size to protect the small part of the crack, which is the crux. You are not going to get anything bigger in there. A couple of medium to 2 inch cams will suffice for an anchor. Dec 28, 2005
Did this a few years back and while fun, probably only 2 of 5 (1 of 3) stars. 10b seems about right. Mar 8, 2004
David Evans  
I should give AJ some credit for the photos! He took them but, they are from the "David Evans Collection." Mar 3, 2004