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Witness Stand

5.11b, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 3 from 10 votes
FA: Bob Gaines and Roddy McCaley, Dec. 2012
California > Joshua Tree NP > Echo Rock Area > Little Hunk > Little Hunk - S… > SW Face Center (The S…

Description

This is a short, steep, tightly bolted sport climb located just left of Alibi. Power through a bulge on patina jugs to a tricky stand-up, then make a delicate traverse left to a sloper finish.

Protection

6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor (50 feet)

The 5th bolt is tricky to clip. I had no problem clipping it by bridging my right foot and left palm in opposition and clipping with my right hand. Use a long draw and you won't fall as far if you blow the clip.

The 6th bolt is superfluous for the leader and serves as a directional for the folllower to prevent a swing from the last hard moves.

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approaching the crux, pretty blank from here on out.
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Seth on lead
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Witness Stand (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP
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A. Witness Stand 5.11a<br>
B. Alibi 5.11b<br>
C. Out of Order 5.10c<br>
D. Exhibit A 5.10a R
[Hide Photo] A. Witness Stand 5.11a B. Alibi 5.11b C. Out of Order 5.10c D. Exhibit A 5.10a R

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Gavin Bridgeman
Orange County, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Really fun little climb . Go do it! Mar 8, 2014
C Miller
CA
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] Anchor is shared with Alibi and Out of Order. Aug 26, 2014