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Routes in Hill Street Blues

Blue Bayou T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Blue Green Day TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blue Monday T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blue Nun T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bluebelly TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Blues Brothers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Out of the Blue T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rhythm & Blues T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Patty Furbush and Todd Swain, April 1985
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Shared By: Isaac T. on Jan 3, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The left most route on this face, about 30 feet left of Blues Brothers. Start by the pine tree and go straight up the highly featured and large cam eating corner (I used 2 #1, a #2, & a #3) Not bad for a 5.4 a good route use if you are not comfortable with the sparse protection on Blues Brothers and would rather top rope it

Location

Far left on the Hill Street Blues Right Formation. The webbing rap anchors are looking pretty sketchy (as of 1-3-09)so it would be a wise idea to bring new slings as there isn't much in the way of natural protection at the top.

Protection

Large up to 3" although you can get small gear in frequently. There is a decent crack system at the top however the most popular anchor seems to be the shrub oak at the top.

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BRegan
Joshua Tree, CA
BRegan   Joshua Tree, CA
Please do not use the shrub oak listed above as an anchor. Joshua Tree National Park does not permit the use of any type of vegetation for climbing anchors / rap stations. (see 2013 Superintendent's Compendium). Nov 29, 2017
Kelly Corbin  
 
You definitely want to aim for the pine tree on the left if you are planning on rapping off of vegetation. The picture says to use the scrub oak up and right from the tree, which would be a bad idea, in my opinion. The scrub oak is much smaller and not as intact as the pine tree.

We ended up traversing over to the bolted rap station on Blues Brothers. You can't see it from up top but it's there. Mar 31, 2016
Bradley Gorsline
Pasadena, California
 
Bradley Gorsline   Pasadena, California
 
There's a piece of webbing and some static with a rap ring and a quick link on the tree as of 2-28-2016, both in decent condition, a little crunchy but not too bad. Mar 2, 2016
Tahquitz-style exfoliation corner gone JTree. One of the best 5.4's I've done in the park. Short but sweet. Nov 4, 2012
Will S
Joshua Tree
 
Will S   Joshua Tree
 
Good clean crack/corner climbing on fine grained rock. A rarity for something of this rating, one of the better routes of it's grade in Josh. Jan 20, 2011