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Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Tony Yaniro, 1981
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Shared By: Jerry Handren on Mar 3, 2010
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route climbs the big, clean corner on the north side of the rock. This route used to be a little flaky, but it has now cleaned up considerably, to give a much better and slightly harder route, probably at the top end of the grade.
Joshua Tree has a bunch of good stemming corners but this is one the best.


This route climbs the big, clean corner on the north side of the rock. It is mostly shady.


Protection is good, but hard to place. Almost the entire lower crack is #3 BD stopper size, so bring 4-5 in that size. Small to medium wires, RP's a few tcu's and 1"-2" cams for the final crack. The anchor uses 1-1.5" cams 15' back from the edge. A tree provides a convenient rap.


Jon Clark
Philadelphia, PA
Jon Clark   Philadelphia, PA
I found that the lower crack protected with a variety of RPs and small/micro wires. I don't think I placed any #3 BD nuts. That being said, most of the pieces I placed were around that size.

This is a super rad route. Feb 27, 2016

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