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Routes in Necropolis

Hippie Chicks Can't Dance S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Winds Desire S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Joe De Luca
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Shared By: Jeff Botimer on Jun 8, 2014
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Climb left slab straight. Crux is halfway up.


Route second from the right on Necropolis Wall.


4 bolts, 2 chain anchors.


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Jason Milford
Jason Milford   LA, CA
Brent and I didn't FA this route. Jun 9, 2014
Joe De Luca
yucca valley
Joe De Luca   yucca valley
This was one of my F.A. Joe de luca
I called it 5.9 at the time but cool to see the name stuck. Jul 7, 2014
Joe De Luca
yucca valley
Joe De Luca   yucca valley
ok so the name was hippie chicks cant dance not hippie chicks Aug 19, 2014
Not sure why TMP shows 4 routes but there are only 3 routes on the face of Necropolis, unless you go around the corner where there are more routes, but that's a different face (more east facing where Necropolis faces north towards highway 18). Listed from left to right it's just:

Winds Desire (5.11a)
Hippie Chicks Can't Dance (5.9)
Ra's Reach (5.11b)

What is this pizza business?

We *thought* we were on Hippie Chicks (5.9), but accidentally did Ra's Reach (11b). Lol... So much for warming up! Luckily it's a short wall. And honestly there are better climbs on some of the other faces, but the slab is pretty fun, and it's about halfway up the crag so if you're with beginners you can give them sense of exposure without the R rating.

The other thing that's misleading is that there's a ladder when you pass early bird wall which leads one to believe that Necropolis is that way. You can get to it that way, but it's way, way easier and a better use of your time if you just go left from the climber path when you arrive first at the crag, before you do the down-scramble.

Just some lessons learned from the weekend. Have fun! Feb 12, 2018

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