Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Brian Elliot, Todd Gordon
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on May 11, 2010
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This fantastic climb ascends the face and arete on the left edge of the Emotional Rescue formation.


Hike past the Barker Dam lake about 5 to 10 min., and you will see this climb, and Emotional Rescue, on your left.


9 bolts protect the climbing. You can not reach the ground with one rope. Rap off into a gully, and make one more small rappel from a boulder in the gully. Or bring an extra rope. Do not rap to the ground with one rope.


Great climb, harder than it looks from the ground. May 12, 2010
Excellent Climb.

Rap into the gully, then easy short down climb (Class 4). Don't bother with another rap. May 14, 2010
las vegas
Schook   las vegas
Just did this route during a trip to JTree. So awesome! Hard moves on the initial slab right into the exciting, exposed arete. Finally two thought provoking bulges get you to the top. DO this route, and then DO Bish for a totally awesome few hours of climbing. We started around 3p(ish) and LG was in the shade, and by the time we started Bish it was fully in the shade as well. Good times good times. Ill be back for a second helping on these two beauty's for sure! Apr 3, 2011
Richard Shore
Richard Shore  
I think the route has "evolved" slightly due to the exfoliating, grainy nature of the rock on the bottom slab. This felt more comparable to some of the 10+ slabs I have done in the park. Good climb though, and the belay anchor needs rap rings/chains. We rappelled with our rope running straight through the hangers, gritting our teeth on the way down. Yikes! Mar 26, 2012
Rolf Rybak
Penticton BC
Rolf Rybak   Penticton BC
Did this route last winter, thought it was one of the better protected routes in JT. 10B/c seems right. The crux for me was swatting off the biting red ants from the crack, as i was climbing the slab. Dec 27, 2012
Ryan Bracci
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ryan Bracci   San Juan Capistrano, CA
Good route. Definitely harder than it looks with a couple/three tricky moves, but really well protected. Feb 4, 2014
Phil Esra  
Grainy slab. Needs a LOT more traffic to clean up. Feb 9, 2014
The Ruin-er
The Ruin-er   CA
Amazing route, one of my favorites in the park. Love that it was ground up. Felt 10- to me, don't let the grade deter you. Nov 19, 2015