Type: TR, 25 ft
FA: Rick Piggot
Page Views: 2,185 total · 14/month
Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 6, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is the crack left of the Crucible. It is a finger crack found inside a shallow dihedral. Mount this climb via a jug flake at the bottom and work your way into the crack. Crux near the bottom. When I flailed on this 17 years ago some "old" cat said it required one to rotate 180 degrees progressing upwards. I think he hoping we'd try that and get a laugh. Not as popular as the Crucible, but a worthy exercise.

Location

After cresting the road to the summit, continue west down the road through the city of antennas. Just as the last antenna is past by, this route and its good looking sister the "Crucible" are found on the boulder to ones left.

Protection

TR, bolts

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Greg Cameron
  5.11
Greg Cameron  
  5.11
Man! This is a great climb! I do this just about every time I do the Crucible. There's no 180 degree thing required. There are a couple of hard moves right off of the ledge. Mar 11, 2006
Scotty Nelson
Boulder
 
Scotty Nelson   Boulder
 
Try scissoring your feet, I found that works well. Near the top I even got both feet on the left wall for a bit. Mar 16, 2008
Will S
Joshua Tree
 
Will S   Joshua Tree
 
I found this really awkward throughout. No bolts near the top of this (the bolt(s) are located for Crucible and would be a groundfall swing if you fell anywhere in the bottom 1/3 of this). If you're rigging a TR, beware that the metal pole directly above this is not sitting in concrete. The stuff just below the surface shell around the pole is a weird type of foam...so back if up...you can place some hand sized stuff. Feb 5, 2009
Eric Van Williams
Oside,CA
  5.11b/c
Eric Van Williams   Oside,CA
  5.11b/c
Awesome climb!! For the anchor you can get a #3 BD behind the pole and a #2 and #1 in front of the pole also maybe a .75 in the front of the pole.. Pull it all together with a cord and you'll be set.. Apr 21, 2014
steverett
San Diego, CA
steverett   San Diego, CA
As of 2/18/18 there were new-looking bolts on top of this, separate from the Crucible bolts Feb 19, 2018