Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Main Wall

Afterglow S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ancient Chinese Secret S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dope Ass Fly S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Easter Island S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fortune Cookie S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Local Wisdom S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On Deck S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shoe Fly S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slut Buckets S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Step Up To The Plate S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tastes Like Chicken S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tongue Thai'd S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Welcome To CA Limestone S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Wind Tunnel S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Aaron Rough
Page Views: 688 total, 6/month
Shared By: Rough on Mar 1, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route

6 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


This is the upper pitch to either Step Up or On Deck. From their anchors, go up and around some fairly loose blocks to the base of a defined arete. Head up this arete on fun moves on pockets and feldspar bands. Great exposure!


5 bolts, chain anchors


- No Photos -
I want to second Brucy's comment about the first bolt on the arete above the first "belay." If you go direct and peel before clipping the next bolt, major impact awaits. I chickened out and climbed somewhat up the easier corner to the right and made a big reach left for the clip--phew!

BAd Dec 4, 2013
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
5 bolts, chains or 9 bolts and long runners if you want to extend from either On Deck or Step up. A little loose on the shelf but that's true at almost any area. Bring runners to avoid drag if doing it in a single push. Also be mindful a 70 meter rope just barely (like knot in end) reaches when lowering from the top anchor (with gear in place).

Nice route, one of the must-do's for the area IMO. Apr 1, 2013
Take care on the bolt off the no hands ledge with regard to falling on to the ledge from above. Apr 27, 2010