Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Richard Jensen, 1987
Page Views: 966 total · 6/month
Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Jan 28, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Climb

This is a bolted climb on the left side of the Whispering Wall with the crux coming between the second and third bolts, moving to one's left. After that it goes more or less straight up to a chain anchor at the top left in a pod. Some of the rock was only fair, but it is a worthy line for the area. The bolted route to its right is Charlotte's Web (5.11a).


8 bolts, bolted anchor/rap, maybe a sling near the top for pro


Most bolts on this route (including those at the crux section) are 1/4" buttonheads with aluminum hangers. They look relatively new and in good shape, but I chose to TR the route. Some loose-ish rock, but fun climbing and worth doing. There are currently 2 3/8" bolts with stainless hangers and rap chains at the top of the route. It's easy to traverse over to these anchors from other routes on the wall if you want to set up a TR. Feb 1, 2006
Adam Stackhouse

Adam Stackhouse    
Sorry, my original description, had this on the right side of the wall, sans bolted belay. MBB is actually the left route. AK you might have done Charloletes Web at 5.11. Sorry for the confusion. If in fact you did MBB, I'm grateful that it now has belay bolts/chains.
Feb 2, 2006
Just to verify... I did do MBB, not Charlotte's Web. Feb 2, 2006
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Anyone know the origin for the route name? Is it "motherboard" as in a computer's circuit board? Kind of sounds like a bluegrass number. Feb 21, 2006
C Miller   CA  
My guess, like you, was computer motherboard. Feb 21, 2006
Joshua Tree, Ca.
Dimes   Joshua Tree, Ca.
All bolts are now 3/8" or 1/2" SS with Camo Hangers. Jan 7, 2012
There is a bit of a runout from the last bolt to the anchor, i would highly recommend to try and use a sling as intermediate. Jan 20, 2014
Matt Hagny
Matt Hagny  
Great fun! The climbing gets progressively easier after the last bolt. Yeah, it's a long way, but just try not to think about it till you're done ;-) Dec 9, 2017