All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Lost Horse Area > Rock Garden Valley > Rock Garden Valley - Left Side
Avg: 2.7 from 154 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||Ed Kaufer and Scott Hoyle, 1979|
|Page Views:||3,818 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route and it's neighbor (Smithereens) lie on the shorter face left of Rock Candy and climb heavily featured thin cracks with lots of varnish.
Face climbing with the occasional jam is the name of the game here with the crux a thin move above a horizontal crack around mid-height. Higher, as you near the top the protection is somewhat scarce, but the generous nature of the holds makes this of little concern. The anchor is set back from the edge on a comfortable ledge so if planning to toprope you'll need to extend it.
A good climb but not on par with neighboring routes like Split Personality or Rock Candy. Two stars out of five.