All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Lost Horse Area > Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)
Avg: 1.7 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
|FA:||Roy McClenahan and Helga Brown, March 1988|
|Page Views:||555 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on May 4, 2008|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionClimb Poodle-oids from The Deep for 30' and then continue up the plated face above passing four bolts and some suspect holds. At the last bolt you have two choices - climb slightly left (5.10+) with long reaches between small edges or head right and climb the arete (5.9+), cutting back left higher up when possible (easier but scarier considering the bolt quality). Continue up easy face and cracks to the shoulder of the formation and then top out onto the summit block.
There are some good moves on this climb but the poor rock quality at the start detracts slightly as does the hollow holds on some of the face moves, and the bolts are in serious need of an upgrade. All in all a good adventure for those competent at the grade.
A single 70 meter rope is sufficent to descend. A single 60 meter rope might work if you swing left and downclimb some questionable rock (not recommended), but 2 ropes will work fine otherwise.