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Rodeo Doggie

5.10b, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 26 votes
FA: Kelly Vaught, Frank Bentwood, Todd Gordon, Tucker Tech
California > Joshua Tree NP > Central Joshua… > Echo Rock Area > Echo Rock > Echo Rock - E Face > Hidden Slab


A crux bulge is surmounted then follow the bolts to bolted anchors.


This is the second from the right of four bolted lines on the Hidden Slab.



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Pulling the crux
[Hide Photo] Pulling the crux
Heidi at the crux.
[Hide Photo] Heidi at the crux.
Dave Evans trying the 5.10 overhang of  Rodeo Doggie (5.10b)
[Hide Photo] Dave Evans trying the 5.10 overhang of Rodeo Doggie (5.10b)

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Bob Gaines
Joshua Tree, CA
[Hide Comment] The crux overlap is tricky, but very well-protected, with the bolt above your waist when you do the move. Above that it's about 5.6 to the top. Jan 9, 2013
Gavin Bridgeman
[Hide Comment] Cool side pull at the crux... Fun but over with way to soon. Still worth hoping on! Mar 8, 2014
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
[Hide Comment] Seems the crux can be skinned many different ways including the side pull as the above poster mentioned, high step or for me, a backwards mantle that worked like a dream. Very worthwhile climb for the wall, thanks guys. Quality of rock above has some hollow sounding flakes but their not really used and probably more solid then they sound. Safe and fun climbing..... Mar 18, 2014
Kevin Mokracek
[Hide Comment] Tried to climb this yesterday. Climbed Private Eye and thought it was a lot of fun ad super clean. Moved over to give Rodeo Doggie a shot and was stumped at the roof. Where is the side pull, is it the flake off to the left of the roof? I can see where it could be mantled but at this point in the day I was feeling gassed and though I would leave it for another day and a fresh set of eyes. I'll be back. Mar 4, 2016
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
[Hide Comment] Kevin.......i too thought that roof move was way hard. When i was there ....some of my friends were floating it...while others were struggling and/or failing. John Long was there, and was swearing it was 5.11!...... Mar 5, 2016
[Hide Comment] I did this route yesterday with some friends. I can say this was a rather fun route. The roof stumped everyone- but we all sended. The trick is to smear with the left foot high on the lip-on the left side- rock up onto your toe/ankle and mantle it with the right hand. There is a great little ledge to mantle on if you can get your left foot/leg up. I was stumped until my buddy told me. Nov 6, 2017
Gumby boy king
[Hide Comment] Cool mantle at the roof and another one to clip the bolt. The rest of the climb was forgettable. Nov 18, 2019