Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Louie Anderson, 2004
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Shared By: C Miller on Aug 19, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Open, with restrictions: Park on the street Details


Climb past the initial slab to a ledge and the base of a smooth, undulating face where a few reachy moves gain an inobvious hold and the third bolt. Wander upwards to reach the crux, at the 7th bolt, which is bouldery and quite fun once you decipher the moves. Continue up easy face and finish with an interesting mantle onto a sandy ledge (whisk broom optional).

This climb is more enjoyable and interesting than it looks and is a good choice if looking to tick off something less popular and crowded.


Starts 10' right of Groove Factor and is easily identified by a triangular slab of rock with a bolt at it's apex. There exists an unknown route uphill from this route which actually shares some holds with this climb three-quarters of the way up.


9 bolts, chain anchor


Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
In Louie Anderson's guide for Riverside Quarry, the author states that this route tends to wander a bit. I'll say! The line meanders all over the place but manages to bring one to the bolts every time. But I think that's what makes this climb fun. Aug 19, 2007
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
Went straight up the bolt line. Not sure where the route was supposed to go. Straight up the bolt line goes through an interesting sequence at the 5th/6th bolt. Took a bit to figure it out... May 22, 2012
Will S
Joshua Tree
Will S   Joshua Tree
Super-contrived squeeze job that wanders all over to remain at the rating. Crosses the 5.7 route (which starts to the right), but it's not completely obvious where to cross as the bolt lines are very close together for a ways.

Rock quality is good...which is about the only good thing about this one. Not even really functional as a warmup. Skip this one and move on to something better. Feb 11, 2013