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Routes in Intersection Rock

Bat Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Beginner's Three T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Billabong T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Bongledesh T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Dead Again T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Death by Misadventure T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Drawstring T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elijah's Coming T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Flake, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Golden Bush Corner T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Half Track T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Huevos S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Jungle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Ski Track T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Let It All Hang Out T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lower Right Ski Track T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mike's Books T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Overhang T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Outer Limit T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A3
Overhang Bypass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pinnacle Stand T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Secovar T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Shana Grant S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shovling-Cole T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southeast Corner T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Southwest Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sympathy to the Devil T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trapeze T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Underpass T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Upper Right Ski Track T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Water Chute T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
West Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Zigzag T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Randy Faulk, 4/88
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 30, 2005
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route lies on the upper 1/4 of Intersection Rock, on the west end of the south face, directly above the finish to Billabong. From the ratty webbing "anchor" on Billabong, proceed upward in a strange groove and crack feature with so-so to poor pro and continue up on an odd seam. Just as the angle starts to ease, the features also go away and you are left with crappy sloping sidepulls and scoops on junky crumbling rock. As the angle continues to decrease, the size of the junk holds decrease with it. My partner, who followed, slipped off just at the top of this line where the climbing was "only 5.7" when some rock sheared out underfoot. I believe that it would have been a career-ending fall if she was on lead. Beware.

Protection

Scant pro in bad rock. You can get a few pieces in low, but if they hold is questionable, and what you'd hit would hurt you. If you need pro at this grade, do not climb this route.

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john durr
Joshua Tree, CA
 
john durr   Joshua Tree, CA
 
From the groove/crack mentioned in the description above, there is a new bolt just left, you can clip this and then move slightly right and up which seemed more like 5.9. This would have you going up maybe 5 feet left of the description above and probably is only "R" rated.

Alternatively you can continue traversing left past this new bolt on the horizontal to a short, easy vertical crack and roof, mid 5.10 on the traverse left. This might be "Dead Again" or not.

Either alternative maybe worth 1 star out of 5 for nice position. Jan 2, 2009
C Miller   CA  
Brian Jones, former lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, was said to have been a victim of "death by misadventure"; he was found drowned in a swimmming pool after a night of drinking wine and taking downers.

Also the name of a 1993 documentary about the life and death of Bruce Lee. Nov 2, 2006