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Routes in Stirrup Rock - North Face

Adam's Rib T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Australian for Beer S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crack Kills T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Do Or Dike T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eve's Serpent T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Freckle Face T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jugular Vein T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
New Toy T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Seebolt T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Dave Houser, Bob Molloy & Jan McCollum, February 1978
Page Views: 1,836 total, 13/month
Shared By: M. Morley on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This quality route is located on the shady north side of Stirrup Rock. Start up New Toy (5.6) for about 15' and then cut right to meet a vertical crack/dike which is followed to the top.

Protection

Standard rack to 3".

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Kelly Corbin  
 
I believe the bird crap is worth mentioning if you grab what you think is a clean hold and bird poop falls in your mouth. Kissing booth will be closed till further notice... Apr 19, 2015
Gargano
Oakland, CA
 
Gargano   Oakland, CA
 
There's hardly enough shit up there to warrant the comments above. Juggy traverse to cool moves on a chunky dike. Worth checking out. If you don't belay (and rap) off the Freckle Face anchor, an alternative descent would be to walk 50' down and climbers left to the fixed anchor above Seebolt. Feb 10, 2014
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
 
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
 
Birds gone and rains come, route currently has limited bird poo. Sure a little but honestly wouldn't have even considered mentioning it at all short of the comments above. Fun route - traverse can be done high or low, both work. Lots of stopper placements and enjoyable climbing. TR set up using bolted anchor for Freckle Face and or gear anchor above with whatever you have left and sit in a solution pocket. Feb 9, 2014
I'll give it two stars, but the bird shit EVERYWHERE really detracts from the overall experience. Feb 2, 2012
Ryan Kelly
work.
 
Ryan Kelly   work.
 
Would be a solid two-star route, if it wasn't for large quantities of choss and owl sh*t on a major ledge you have to pull over. There's a flake in the crack below Owl Crap Ledge (OCL) that is ready to bust; falling not recomended. Then you get to mantle into feces. GOOD FUN!! Oct 29, 2007
Fun climb with a semi-commiting traverse over to the crack, well worth doing. Jan 19, 2006