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The Riddler

5.12a, Trad, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
FA: Michael Paul, February 1988
California > Joshua Tree NP > Echo Rock Area > Echo Cove > Echo Cove - S Face

Description

This sinister route starts with a short thin crack/lieback before gaining a flaring groove which ends at the base of a headwall. Clip a bolt, decipher the baffling crux and finish up a thin crack that widens at the top. Gear belay and easy walk-off down slabs to the climber's left.

Location

Located on the far left side of the face and just left of TM's Terror behind a clump of yuccas.

Protection

Gear to 2.5", one bolt (3/8")

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The Riddler (5.12a), Joshua Tree NP
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A view of The Riddler (5.12a) from the road, Joshua Tree NP
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