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Where Two Deserts Meet T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Mark Spencer, Shirley Spencer, and Dwight Simpson, March 1986
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Sep 7, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a high quality lieback and finger crack. The name is taken from the nearby exhibit sign, indicating the transition between Mojave (high) desert and Colorado (low) desert.


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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
I certainly agree with Roger Linfield regarding the quality and rating of "Where Two Deserts Meet." Although not long, the quality of the climbing and the excellent protection make this an enjoyable route. Definitely deserving of inclusion in Winger's Joshua Tree Trad guidebook. Large cams for the anchor, back SE from the top. The descent is not obvious, so be careful. Nov 28, 2010
jblackattack blac
las vegas, nv
jblackattack blac   las vegas, nv
Not one of the stellar routes in the park. Basically a one move wonder route with the move being fun, but the grainy rock brings down the over all quality of the route Feb 12, 2010
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Gritty, questionable rock, including a major hold/foot at the start; leads to a couple ok jams in mediocre rock, then it's pretty much over. A climb to be missed, as is much of this side of the park IMHO. May 5, 2008
Kevin Craig  
Good and fun climb if you're driving by or on a crowded weekend - too short though. The rock is a bit gritty/grainy but has good gear (small - medium cams and nuts except a big cam around a 3 Camalot or 4 Friend protects the end) if you're experienced in placing/evaluating it. The grade is definitely easier than the 8+ that the Winger guide gives it - more like 7 or 7+ for one move with the rest easier. The crux is "thoughtful" rather than difficult. Be warned: the downclimb is quite tricky and not obvious (DON'T head toward the parking lot) - might be best to do the route with someone who has done the descent before. Nov 16, 2007