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Routes in Indian Palisades Corridor

"Woody's Variation" T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bitter Brew T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cotton Mouth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Eyes of Amber (aka Chivalry's not Dead) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Harrell-Turner T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Liver is Evil and Must Be Punished, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mumbling Bee T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Serpent Scales S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shank, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snakes in the Grass S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toe the Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Water Moccasin S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wheat Chex T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Willit Slab S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Todd Swain & Peggy Buckey, 4/90
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Shared By: Tony B on Apr 1, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A pleasant climb that likely earned it's name from the lack of protection. Climb solid patina up the face to a fixed anchor and set a toprope for friends, or access via one of the rotues to the left


Just to the right of Serpent scales, in the darker rock, the patina creates a smoother bot more solid climb. There is a bolted anchor up top that can be reached via solo or from the top of Serpent Scales.


Really, none. A good TR.


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Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
There are bolts that run up the little gully to the right of this route, but I believe they are for another route not included here or in guidebooks. There's a line of chalked holds that follow the bolt line. Cotton Mouth (as described here) is left of the bolts.

Lots of routes crammed on this face... Jan 27, 2014
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
I'm fairly certain this route has been retro-bolted and now sports 3 or 4 bolts up the middle of a wide runnel. The bolt line is right of the plates which is the obvious weakness and where most people climb. No longer an X, it's well protected and leads to two bolt anchor with rings above. Sep 10, 2013