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Mauna Kea

5.11a, Sport, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 3.2 from 20 votes
FA: Bob and Yvonne Gaines
California > Joshua Tree NP > Queen Valley Area > Geology Tour Rd > Towers of Uncer… > Lava Dome
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

5 bolt face climb on West Face up nicely featured varnish.

Protection

5 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.

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Nicole of AZ leading Mauna Kea, taken from atop Cave Rock.
[Hide Photo] Nicole of AZ leading Mauna Kea, taken from atop Cave Rock.
Excellent line!
[Hide Photo] Excellent line!
Nicole of AZ braving the gusty wind on Mauna Kea.
[Hide Photo] Nicole of AZ braving the gusty wind on Mauna Kea.
Mauna Kea
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C Miller
CA
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] Thin and continuous throughout with excellent quality rock - definitely the best route on the rock. Feb 21, 2009
MikeP ROWCC
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] Great route with a tough crux section. Good luck figuring out how to get to the third bolt! Great climbing to the top from there on great rock. Out of the way location makes for a nice quiet day away from the crowds. Feb 19, 2013
Rolf Rybak
Penticton BC
[Hide Comment] Stellar stone with a hard high step at the crux, didn't get the onsight. Felt hard for 11A Feb 22, 2014
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
 
[Hide Comment] Quality line shining right up the middle of the crag. Great rock and movement up this thin face. Good stuff! Jan 18, 2015
dino74
Oceanside, CA
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] Is a little tricky to find but there is a good stance to clip the third bolt. Feb 26, 2018
[Hide Comment] Solid 11a, worth doing but only 3 stars for the area it's in. Nov 15, 2020