Big Bob's Big Wedge
Avg: 3.8 from 23 votes
Routes in Big Bob's Big Wedge
|Annie's Little Slice S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Beam Aboard T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Big Bob's Big Wedge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V5 6C|
|Big Bob's Little Wedge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|End Of The Line T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Hobo Chang Ba T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Washoe Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, Boulder, 40 ft|
|Page Views:||5,853 total, 44/month|
|Shared By:||JNE on Dec 21, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is one of the best crack problems anywhere. It starts out tight offwidth/big fists and fires out the slightly rising roof for thirty+ more feet of hands and fists, culminating in a wide exit that people overcome with various techniques probably mostly dependent on their hand size. The last moves can be committing.
This should be on every wide-crack climber's tick list for Joshua Tree. The 5.11 rating is what's given in the Vogel guide, while the V5 is what's given in the bouldering guide (That guy also only gave it three out of five stars. Guess he doesn't do much crack bouldering). Personally I would lean toward the V5 end of things, which would approximately translate to a YDS grade of 5.12. Absolutely spectacular!