All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Wonderland of Rocks > Wonderland North > Willow Hole Area > The Dunce Cap
Avg: 3.3 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Randy Vogel, Vern Stiefel, 92|
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|Shared By:||Randy on Mar 27, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route stands among the best in the entire Park. Bold, but adequately protected, the signature second pitch offers continuous climbing in a stellar position.
Begin near the center of the North Face (right of center in Beta Photo), at the foot of the base of the rock, on the left side of a large rectangular block (in sunlight in Beta Photo).
Pitch 1: Up cracks on the left side of the block to a very large flat ledge (5.8).
Pitch 2: Move up and left to a discontinuous seam/crack which is followed up past 2 bolts. Move up and right to a large flake, exiting this higher up to reach a 3rd bolt. Head right to eventually gain a narrow ledge system -- belay at the ledge's right end (11b).
Pitch 3: Up a finger crack to its end and head left and up to the summit (5.7+).