Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Jim Steagall & Eric Hanson '92'
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Shared By: David Arthur Sampson on Jun 20, 2007
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The bulging face is probably the crux. Bucket pockets and rails makes this a fun, albeit a bit pumpy climb. A scrambling start to a ledge before the route kicks in.


W-NW facing, this climb is mostly in the shade; we climbed in mid June. Left of KBG and left of the bolted (5.8) chimney.


Six bolts; well protected. Two-shut anchor.


susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
FA's - Jim Steagall & Eric Hanson '92 Apr 19, 2008
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Two bolt ring anchor. No shuts anymore. Jul 19, 2008
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Some loose hangers. Great rock. Dec 8, 2010
Chuck Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Chuck Jones   Phoenix, AZ
Fun climb, free start with great moves at the top end. Fun climb. Thanks for this route. Jul 22, 2012
Edmund Kao  
You can use the first two bolts on First Born to protect your start if you don't want to go all the way up to the first bolt scrambling. That would cause some excessive rope drag, so I'd only recommend it if you can arrange for someone to climb First Born and unclip those two bolts once you are protected by a bolt or two on this route. Apr 24, 2013
Connor England
Tooele, Utah
  5.10a PG13
Connor England   Tooele, Utah
  5.10a PG13
Second to last bolt is hard to see and just looks like the route was bolted kinda sketchy, but it is just up over the edge a little hidden. Fun route, too bad the first half is a scramble.

Sep 1, 2014
Toby Wehler
Indianapolis, IN
Toby Wehler   Indianapolis, IN
Enjoyable upper, pumpy section. Looks like this route could have gone for another 25 feet or so. Sep 23, 2014
The second bolt was extremely loose and was sticking out about half and inch. I hand tightened it, but it could use a wrench. Jul 9, 2017
Tim Heid
Tim Heid   AZ
Added ClimbTech "Top Anchor Hooks" to this yesterday for easy lowering. It'd be great if people would still TR through their own draws and just lower on these. Dec 29, 2017