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Magic Touch, The
5.9 R, Trad, 70 ft,
Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
FA: Herb and Eve Laeger, Nov. 1980
California > Joshua Tree Nat… > Roadside Rocks > Found In The Duffle Crag
This crack route has very poor rock.
near the center of the northeast face
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About 3/4 up The Magic Touch
Looking up Magic Touch. Note fixed pin 20' up.
Fishkiller searching for The Magic Touch.
"The Magic Touch". Photo by Blitzo.
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This is a great route. It's unusual for J Tree, but you won't know that until you get right close to it and see that it is a steep, lichen dappled ramp - like a mix of Taquitz & The Needles.
The crack itself is dusty, but you'll just be using it to jam your foot. The ramp itself has solid features.
The leader I followed was able to get pro in every 6'; all solid. The R rating is wrong.
A good, full 30M+, 5.9 lead. Careful off the deck.
Jun 19, 2009