5.4 YDS 4a French 12 Ewbanks IV UIAA 10 ZA VD 3c British
Avg: 1.5 from 40 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft (15 m)|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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CLIMBING ROUTES SLATANIC, RATTLESNAKE BUTTRESS, MARGARET THATCHER SPIRE, STEPPING STONES, BULKHEAD, DUNCE CAP, AND COMMISSIONER'S BUTTRESS ARE CLOSED DUE TO NESTING GOLDEN EAGLES
Dates of Closure: February 8th to June 15th, 2022
Unprotected, but easy, climbing leads up to the base of the crack proper which affords good jams and protection. The crux comes about two-thirds height, just past the point where Fluff Boy cuts off right, and involves negotiating a short offwidth section (face left). After the crux the angle kicks back and it's a breeze to the top.
- A decent route for the beginner leader that features a somewhat involved downclimb - perfect training for the many complex descents found at Joshua Tree. One star out of five.
The descent is tricky to do without the difficulty exceeding that of the route itself - Welcome to Joshua Tree!, but the easiest way is to head right and then tunnel through until you come out above the Right V Crack.
Make a leap, rope up if needed, across to the top of Linda's Face where easy slabs lead the rest of the way to the ground.
This is the obvious crack that separates the face with Double Trouble and Fluff Boy.