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5.10a, Sport, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 41 votes
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
California > High Desert > Apple Valley Area > Horsemen's Center > Cemetery > Pillar of Hope


Climb vertical edges up to a bulge at the 2nd bolt (crux) which is quickly passed on good holds, rest if needed on the vertical face and then punch it up the overhanging finish on mostly incut jugs.

Short but fun and although rated 5.10b/c in the guidebook seems easier than the route just to the left which is rated easier.


Right side of the east face and just right of Rise and Devour.


4 bolts, chain anchors (shares the last bolt and anchors with Rise and Devour).

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
[Hide Comment] Fun, challenging climb with a very interesting and pumpy crux sequence. There are a couple variations to the crux and to the finish. Dec 9, 2007
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
[Hide Comment] I found getting off of the ground on this climb to be challenging. Fun route and very sustained after you pass the bottom ledge. Apr 27, 2011
Jack C. Beckley
arcadia ca
[Hide Comment] Great climb, easier then rise an are basically climbing jugs the whole way...The vert, is what gets you Nov 4, 2015
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
[Hide Comment] My day is like Nelson's revisited! Bouldery and juggy start, pull a bulge with giant holds and push for the top. No insecurity, just good bolt placements and fun moves. Jan 25, 2016