Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 29, 2005
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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On the far end of the northwest face, going from the ground to the ledge below the Overhang Bypass, there is a nice low-angle jamcrack. This is a good beginenr's lead and would take whatever protection you might want to jam into it. It's also a decent and fun entry-level solo. The climb starts just down from the "walk up" to the ledge and finishes at the base of the Overhang Bypass.


A few nuts or cams to hand sized


Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
This is definitely a great beginner's crack and a fun solo. The crux is getting off the ground then it's smooth and fun jamming to the top. Great place to learn hand jams and great first trad lead for the faint of heart. Easy walk off. Apr 8, 2007
Gary Schenk  
Among my first leads. It's a nice way to start the Upper Right Ski Track. Mar 5, 2008
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
I've found beginners have a hard time on the start. I've seen people who could climb 5.8 in the gym fail to get off the ground on Beginner's Three. Nov 25, 2008
Josh Cameron
Josh Cameron   M.O.A.B.
I agree with Gary, a great way to start Upper Right Ski Track. Seems to get easier the higher you climb. Jul 17, 2011
Ryan Strickland
Idyllwild, CA
Ryan Strickland   Idyllwild, CA
The start is definitely challenging for 5.3. However, they are the most difficult moves on the climb. If you can get off the ground, you'll cruise the climb. It has more fun jamming than the Bong, but is way less cool of a line. May 4, 2015
Will S
Joshua Tree
Will S   Joshua Tree
Story time: Around 2007 I was climbing full time, living in Josh. Went into the park early, no coffee, and booted up at the base of this for a morning of soloing. Wiped the crust out of my eyes, plugged a handjam, a little too relaxed, stood up, reached for the next jam...and fell out, landing on my ass. Well, that woke me up. Went on to solo about 15 pitches that day. Never let your guard down, even the easy ones can bite you. Jun 24, 2015
Andrew Bak
Cincinnati, OH
Andrew Bak   Cincinnati, OH
My first onsight Trad Lead! Hands and feet right where you want them, just when you need them. Getting off the ground is the hardest move. May 27, 2016