Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Jack Marshall
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Shared By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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If you've got time for one more route with southern exposure this may be a good bet. Route follows obvious bolt line to summit and provides fun and positive holds. Vertical but not steep and gets that "one more" route in. Much better than its sister "Dr. Know" which is found to the left.


Middle route on south face of Sunnyside sandwiched between "Dr.Know - .10b" and "Walk in the Park - .8" SCSG 3rd edition route 825


5 bolts to chain anchor


susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Route described as 10a in guidebook. Route seems to be a bit more difficult than its counterpart "Dr. Know" to the left but much better. I say more like 10b and throw in a star. If you're looking for a few good routes at the end of the day close to the car this and "chick flakey" may be a good choice.

~Susan Jan 28, 2007
Russ Walling
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Good route to a snazzy underclingy roofy thingy crux up high. Jan 28, 2007
Art Morimitsu
Huntington Beach, Ca
Art Morimitsu   Huntington Beach, Ca
Jack recently added a bolt to the start of this route. Previously this route and the one to the left shared the same start. But with all the traffic these routes see Jack felt a seperate start was appropriate. Jan 28, 2007
I don't know what the guide says, however Gold finger is one grade harder than Dr Know to the left and is a better route. Feb 1, 2007
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Much better than Dr. Know. My guidebook rates it harder, but it's straightforward unlike the awkward Dr. Know. Sep 20, 2007
Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
Definitely harder than Dr. Know. Move through a few sidepulls after the 3rd bolt and then past the "underclingy thing", which is the crux. First 10 of the season. What an ugly display! HA! Jan 31, 2010
The 'undercling thing' makes frightening sounds when you pull on it. Feb 20, 2012
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
The best of the bunch here with thoughtful climbing down low and a juggy finish out a bulge. Seems a little easier than the nearby "Welcome to NJC". Feb 24, 2012
Clif Clap
Clif Clap  
I found Dr. Know harder to read and bit more sustained. This one cruises for a few bolts until it transitions into 10a climbing at about the third bolt. Stays pretty sustained at that level up through the closing crux bulge. Decent route. May 24, 2013
I climbed this route yesterday 2/12/17 and notice at blot three - the hanger was pretty loose and was able to swing around the locking nut. Not sure if this is an issue - just thought i would bring it up. Feb 13, 2017