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The Taming of the Shoe

5.11a R, Trad, 55 ft (17 m),  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: John Bachar, Mari Gingery and Randy Vogel, 1981
California > Joshua Tree NP > Hidden Valley Area > Real Hidden Valley > Arid Piles > Arid Piles - Southwes…

The Climb

This climbs a steep thin crack that tapers down to a seam before making some challenging and somewhat run-out moves (crux) up the face above.

The 10-20

This is on the same southeast side of Arid Piles as The Acid Crack and in the same "alcove" as Popeye. Can be approached via the Houser Buttress Area or from the Lost Horse Road, via Jimmy Cliff.

The Gear

Thin gear to 1"

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The Taming of the Shoe, 5.11a R
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