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Catch A Falling Car

5.10c, Trad, 45 ft (14 m),  Avg: 1.3 from 6 votes
FA: Andy Brown and Lotus Steele, April 1987
California > Joshua Tree NP > Central Joshua… > Sheep Pass Area > Cap Rock Area > Cap Rock > Cap Rock - Southeast…


Start right of Nobody Walks In LA following a slanting crack then straight up past bolts to the top.


Located in the center of the face between Nobody Walks In LA and Tumbling Dice.


2 bolts, bolted anchor (all 3/8")

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laguna beach, ca
[Hide Comment] 10c - I don't think so. Razor edges for 10 feet. At least 10d or more. Alright, go ahead & bash me. Dec 1, 2008
[Hide Comment] I'd go more than 10d. Harder than the 10d, 11a, and 11b I did the same weekend. Maybe holds have broken?

Additionally, the bolt that protects the route is old and not especially confidence inspiring. Jan 12, 2009
[Hide Comment] Holds have definitely broken, making the climb considerably harder. I did this with the FA party shortly after the FA and it was far easier than it is today. Oct 17, 2015
Kyle Wills
Chicago, IL
[Hide Comment] So after leading Catch a falling star and TRing Nobody walks in LA, we swung the rope around and I believe, did this route. There was a new-er camo'd bolt just above and left of where the lower diagonal seam peters out and the move to get established on the face below the Upper diagonal(CAFS) was pretty tough. Finished on the face just left of the where CAFS finishes. Is this accurate for Catch a falling Car? Nov 8, 2015