All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Nat… > Hidden Valley C… > The Old Woman > The Old Woman - West Face
Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 165 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||John Wolfe, 1969, FFA: Bill Antel and Kim Cooper, 1973|
|Page Views:||753 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||climberz on Jul 26, 2007|
|Admins:||C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Climb up a crack/ramp 10 feet to the base of the left facing corner. Climb 5 feet with no pro to reach the bolt -there are no hand holds and loose, grainy, rock for the feet. Scary! Stick clip? Bust moves up into horizontal, place hand sized gear, get scared and pumped, hand traverse left to place a old #4 camalot for protecting crux. Tell your belayer to put on goggles, then heal-hook and hand traverse the pumpy, flat, edge with kitty litter for feet. This was very hard! I failed on lead and when I top-roped this section from sexy grandma anchor. NO feet, they keep falling off. Makes a nice rain sound though. Continue traversing on much easier ground to the top of Dogleg. I did it in one pitch but had henious ropedrag. The follower would probably like the tighter belay possible with an intermediate anchor. I thought this climb looked cool. It does, but I would not recommend it, except for a good laugh. Covers a lot of ground on the old woman though.
Between Sexy Grandma and the Orphan. Starts in a left facing corner with a good bolt 15-20 feet up. Decent same as Dogleg.
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