Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bob Gaines, Bruce Christle, December 1986
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Shared By: Ryan Bracci on Nov 5, 2013
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Just to the right of Mike's Books. Head up the direct start of Mike's Books and then traverse out on the face climbing just between Mike's Books and the Water Chute. The first pitch is totally unprotected and X if you lead it. The first pitch can be top roped off the Mike's Books rap anchors. The second pitch heads, again, to the right of Mike's Books and past two bolts then joins the top of Mike's Books sharing the last bolt before the anchors.


2 bolts (1/2" SS)


Bob Gaines  
Actually, the route name is Elijah's Coming, named to commemorate the upcoming birth of my partner Bruce's son Elijah.

The second pitch was originally led with no bolts (5.8 X). The 2 bolts were added later by my partner Bruce with my permission, to make for a fun and safe pitch. So the route no longer deserves an "X" rating. If you'd like to experience the exhilaration of the original style in which I led it, you can free solo it.

When I led the first pitch I placed a piece high in the Mike's Books crack (5.10b R). Nov 6, 2013
Joshua Tree, Ca.
Dimes   Joshua Tree, Ca.
The two lead bolts on the second pitch were upgraded today by the ASCA with 1/2" stainless steel bolts with SS Rock colored hangers. May 31, 2017