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Beg to Differ S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Changing Forms S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chunky Monkey S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Grave Humor TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Outspoken, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shunned, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Some Of Us Become Surgeons S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Torn Flesh S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Total Darkness T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Whole Lotta Trouble S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Shared By: 72HW Holly on Feb 9, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Thin edges lead to fun plates halfway up. The top out looks a lot more daunting than it is.


Furthest bolt line to the right as you face the Tombstones.


3 bolts - chains on top.


susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Working the wall from the easiest to the hardest this route was the first (but not last) to have thoughtful movements and stiff climbing. This baby is 10a/b old-skool style with possible stalls while climbing and even rethinking of your approach. Amazing that these 3 bolt wonders can pack such a technical punch. Jan 25, 2016
Jack C. Beckley
arcadia ca
Jack C. Beckley   arcadia ca
In my opinion i would say it is harder then 10a/b...i would like to suggest 10c? great climb tho! Once you get past the last bolt, it is slightly run out to the top but there are some nice jugs

Nov 4, 2015
After doing a bunch of the 10a's in the area, this is WAY harder. I gave it a 10+ rating. I bailed on it this time. You're welcome to my bail 'biner. If you're expecting something in the easy/moderate 10 range, be ready for a fight. Thin! Feb 9, 2014
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Very sustained right from the start with lots of good moves, significantly burlier than the other routes on the wall. Jan 17, 2012
Chris Asencio
Hesperia, CA
Chris Asencio   Hesperia, CA
Really thin edges past the first bolt, then some balancy moves from third bolt to anchors. Favorite on the wall, but very sustained Oct 20, 2011
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
Maybe I was "off route" by following the bolt line straight up, but this felt a lot harder than 5.10a... Very thin edges at the bottom. Sep 23, 2011
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
The best route on this wall, this technical outing is much more sustained than the rest of the others here.

A slabby start on thin edges leads into the crux just past the 1st bolt as you highstep onto an edge, higher easy moves gain some jugs at the 3rd bolt which are followed up and right slightly to a vertical face finish with slopers and edges. Jan 11, 2010