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Routes in Hell Wall

Left Hell Crack T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Right Hell Crack T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Satan Ate My Cat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Greg Barnes, Karin Wuhrmann, 11/03.
Page Views: 108 total, 1/month
Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 12, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The left of the two parallel seams/cracks, named after the Mel Cracks at Josh (but here, the left is actually the left route - the Mel Cracks are reversed). Fun, steep, but delicate holds at the start with thin cams for pro.

Location

The left route on the far left formation of the Hell Wall, slightly overhung with a finger crack to start.

Protection

4 bolts, pro to 1.5", 2-bolt anchor with mussy hooks.

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susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.10a
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.10a
Going with 3 stars, the crack start is clean and leads to excellent clipping hold. It looks and climbs like modern bolting methods with thoughtful placements and no additonal pro needed. Even down low, maybe a small cam or nut but honestly, where you'd plug one of those in you'd be set up to clip the bolt anyways. Better than your average 2 star route. Nov 14, 2016
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  5.10a
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  5.10a
Good climb on pretty good rock. We had no cams or nuts and getting to the first bolt is not that bad. Just don't fall! The rest is well protected by bolts to Mussy Hooks at the top. Nov 14, 2016
outdooreric
Bishop, CA
  5.10b
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
  5.10b
Well protected and good steep climbing. Nice to see new routes going up utilizing natural protection when possible. Feb 17, 2007